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Thunderbird DoS attacks via malformed MIME emails (Linux)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The host is running Mozilla Thunderbird which is prone to a denial of service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

Flaw is due to improper handling of multipart/mixed e-mail messages with many MIME parts and e-mail messages with many Content-type: message/rfc822 headers.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Thunderbird version 2.0.0.14 and prior on Linux.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Thunderbird version 3.0.4 or later

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)