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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Thunderbird '.documentURI' and '.textContent' Properties May Let Remote Users Obtain Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021247
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021247
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-6961   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 15 2009
Original Entry Date:  Nov 20 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.18
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Thunderbird. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information in certain cases.

A remote user can send an e-mail message containing scripting code that, when received by the target user, will access the '.documentURI' and '.textContent' DOM properties to obtain information from the target user's system. Users with JavaScript enabled in mail are affected.

SeaMonkey is also affected.

Boris Zbarsky reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information in certain cases.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.0.0.18).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-59.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-59.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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