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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:
Mozilla Thunderbird XBL Control 'Print Preview' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015928
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1727   (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 -
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Thunderbird. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can create an HTML-based e-mail with a specially crafted XBL control to gain chrome privileges on the target user's system when the target user views the page via the "Print Preview" feature.

Systems are affected even if web-content JavaScript is disabled.

Georgi Guninski reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.0.8,, available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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