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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Thunderbird Lets Remote Users Execute JavaScript Via Remote XBL Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016867
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016867
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4570   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 15 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.5.0.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Thunderbird. A remote user can cause arbitrary JavaScript to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted e-mail message that, when viewed, replied to, or forwarded by the target user, will execute arbitrary JavaScript on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

An e-mail message that loads a remote XBL file (containing the arbitrary JavaScript) can trigger this vulnerability if the "Load Images" setting is selected.

Georgi Guninski reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an e-mail message that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary JavaScript on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.5.0.7).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-63.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-63.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 15 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Lets Remote Users Execute JavaScript Via Remote XBL Files
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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