Home    |    View Topics    |    Search    |    Contact Us    |   



Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:
Mozilla Thunderbird 'about:blank' Privilege Escalation Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018481
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3844   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 24 2007
Original Entry Date:  Jul 31 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Thunderbird. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

Addons that create 'about:blank' windows and populate the windows in a certain way can be exploited by remote users. A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability was introduced by the fix for MFSA 2007-20.

moz_bug_r_a4 discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixed versions ( and

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

[Original Message Not Available for Viewing]

Go to the Top of This SecurityTracker Archive Page

Home   |    View Topics   |    Search   |    Contact Us

This web site uses cookies for web analytics. Learn More

Copyright 2022, LLC