86534 : Mozilla Thunderbird < 15 Multiple Method DoS
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2012-08-28

Description

Mozilla Thunderbird contains many flaw that may allow a denial of service. When a major version of Thunderbird is released, the vendor includes a lengthy list of issues fixed. Among these are a wide variety of crashes in the mail client, some that initially show signs of memory corruption or exploitable overflows. In many cases, the issues are not fully examined, or examined and found not to allow for privilege escalation. Due to the large number of crash conditions, many of which could be leveraged as a remote or context-dependent denial of service, they are all included in one entry, grouped by major version. The bug reports attached to this entry provides a concise list of crash reports and other behavior that could represent DoS conditions. Note that not all of these are necessarily exploitable, even for a DoS, as the attack vector may be too severely limited. These issues were reported by a wide variety of people, too numerous to list in the creditee section.

Classification

Location: Context Dependent
Impact: Loss of Availability
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade to version 15 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Mozilla Organization
Thunderbird
3.1.7
3.1.2
3.1
3.1.10
3.0b1

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