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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Thunderbird crypto.generateCRMFRequest Method Lets Remote Users Install and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015924
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015924
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1728   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 14 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.0.8; also 1.5 - 1.5.0.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Thunderbird. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create an HTML-based e-mail that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke the crypto.generateCRMFRequest method to install and execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Systems with JavaScript enabled are affected.

shutdown reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.0.8, 1.5.0.2), available at:

http://mozilla.com/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-24.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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