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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Thunderbird Heap Overflow in Processing Canceled Newsgroup Messages Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020948
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020948
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4070   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 26 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.17
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 send a specially crafted message that, when loaded by the target user's newsreader, will trigger a heap overflow in the processing of canceled newsgroup messages and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Georgi Guninski reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a newsgroup message that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.0.17).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-46.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-46.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 2 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Heap Overflow in Processing Canceled Newsgroup Messages Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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