ID CVE-2005-2353
Summary run-mozilla.sh in Thunderbird, with debugging enabled, allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:1.5.0.9
CVSS
Base: 2.1 (as of 08-08-2005 - 08:46)
Impact:
Exploitability:
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE PARTIAL NONE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2005-174.NASL
    description Updated Mozilla Thunderbird packages fix various vulnerabilities : The run-mozilla.sh script, with debugging enabled, would allow local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files (CVE-2005-2353). A bug in the way Thunderbird processes XBM images could be used to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted XBM image file (CVE-2005-2701). A bug in the way Thunderbird handles certain Unicode sequences could be used to execute arbitrary code via viewing a specially crafted Unicode sequence (CVE-2005-2702). A bug in the way Thunderbird makes XMLHttp requests could be abused by a malicious web page to exploit other proxy or server flaws from the victim's machine; however, the default behaviour of the browser is to disallow this (CVE-2005-2703). A bug in the way Thunderbird implemented its XBL interface could be abused by a malicious web page to create an XBL binding in such a way as to allow arbitrary JavaScript execution with chrome permissions (CVE-2005-2704). An integer overflow in Thunderbird's JavaScript engine could be manipulated in certain conditions to allow a malicious web page to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2005-2705). A bug in the way Thunderbird displays about: pages could be used to execute JavaScript with chrome privileges (CVE-2005-2706). A bug in the way Thunderbird opens new windows could be used by a malicious web page to construct a new window without any user interface elements (such as address bar and status bar) that could be used to potentially mislead the user (CVE-2005-2707). A bug in the way Thunderbird proceesed URLs on the command line could be used to execute arbitary commands as the user running Thunderbird; this could be abused by clicking on a supplied link, such as from an instant messaging client (CVE-2005-2968). Tom Ferris reported that Thunderbird would crash when processing a domain name consisting solely of soft-hyphen characters due to a heap overflow when IDN processing results in an empty string after removing non-wrapping chracters, such as soft-hyphens. This could be exploited to run or or install malware on the user's computer (CVE-2005-2871). The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 20428
    published 2006-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20428
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mozilla-thunderbird (MDKSA-2005:174)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2005-173.NASL
    description New updates are available for Mozilla Firefox : A regression in the LE2005 Firefox package caused problems with cursor movement that has been fixed. The run-mozilla.sh script, with debugging enabled, would allow local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files (CVE-2005-2353). nsScriptSecurityManager::GetBaseURIScheme didn't handle jar:view-source:... correctly because the jar: and view-source: cases didn't use recursion as they were supposed to. This was corrected in Firefox 1.0.4 and only affects the LE2005 package. The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 20427
    published 2006-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20427
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mozilla-firefox (MDKSA-2005:173)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-157-1.NASL
    description Vladimir V. Perepelitsa discovered a bug in Thunderbird's handling of anonymous functions during regular expression string replacement. A malicious HTML email could exploit this to capture a random block of client memory. (CAN-2005-0989) Georgi Guninski discovered that the types of certain XPInstall related JavaScript objects were not sufficiently validated when they were called. This could be exploited by malicious HTML email content to crash Thunderbird or even execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. (CAN-2005-1159) Thunderbird did not properly verify the values of XML DOM nodes. By tricking the user to perform a common action like clicking on a link or opening the context menu, a malicious HTML email could exploit this to execute arbitrary JavaScript code with the full privileges of the user. (CAN-2005-1160) A variant of the attack described in CAN-2005-1160 (see USN-124-1) was discovered. Additional checks were added to make sure JavaScript eval and script objects are run with the privileges of the context that created them, not the potentially elevated privilege of the context calling them. (CAN-2005-1532) Scripts in XBL controls from web content continued to be run even when JavaScript was disabled. This could be combined with most script-based exploits to attack people running vulnerable versions who thought disabling JavaScript would protect them. (CAN-2005-2261) The function for version comparison in the addons installer did not properly verify the type of its argument. By passing specially crafted JavaScript objects to it, a malicious website could crash Thunderbird and possibly even execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the user account Thunderbird runs in. (CAN-2005-2265) The XHTML DOM node handler did not take namespaces into account when verifying node types based on their names. For example, an XHTML email could contain an tag with malicious contents, which would then be processed as the standard trusted HTML tag. By tricking an user to view a malicious email, this could be exploited to execute attacker-specified code with the full privileges of the user. (CAN-2005-2269) It was discovered that some objects were not created appropriately. This allowed malicious web content scripts to trace back the creation chain until they found a privileged object and execute code with higher privileges than allowed by the current site. (CAN-2005-2270) Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that the run-mozilla.sh script created temporary files in an unsafe way when running with 'debugging' enabled. This could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CAN-2005-2353) The update for Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) also fixes several less critical vulnerabilities which are not present in the Ubuntu 5.04 version. (MFSA-2005-02 to MFSA-2005-30; please see the following web site for details: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html). We apologize for the huge delay of this update; we changed our update strategy for Mozilla products to make sure that such long delays will not happen again. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 20560
    published 2006-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=20560
    title Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-157-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1051.NASL
    description Several security related problems have been discovered in Mozilla Thunderbird. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities : - CVE-2005-2353 The 'run-mozilla.sh' script allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files when debugging is enabled via a symlink attack on temporary files. - CVE-2005-4134 Web pages with extremely long titles cause subsequent launches of the browser to appear to 'hang' for up to a few minutes, or even crash if the computer has insufficient memory. [MFSA-2006-03] - CVE-2006-0292 The JavaScript interpreter does not properly dereference objects, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-01] - CVE-2006-0293 The function allocation code allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-01] - CVE-2006-0296 XULDocument.persist() did not validate the attribute name, allowing an attacker to inject arbitrary XML and JavaScript code into localstore.rdf that would be read and acted upon during startup. [MFSA-2006-05] - CVE-2006-0748 An anonymous researcher for TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative reported that an invalid and nonsensical ordering of table-related tags can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-27] - CVE-2006-0749 A particular sequence of HTML tags can cause memory corruption that can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-18] - CVE-2006-0884 Georgi Guninski reports that forwarding mail in-line while using the default HTML 'rich mail' editor will execute JavaScript embedded in the e-mail message with full privileges of the client. [MFSA-2006-21] - CVE-2006-1045 The HTML rendering engine does not properly block external images from inline HTML attachments when 'Block loading of remote images in mail messages' is enabled, which could allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information. [MFSA-2006-26] - CVE-2006-1529 A vulnerability potentially allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-20] - CVE-2006-1530 A vulnerability potentially allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-20] - CVE-2006-1531 A vulnerability potentially allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-20] - CVE-2006-1723 A vulnerability potentially allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-20] - CVE-2006-1724 A vulnerability potentially allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-20] - CVE-2006-1727 Georgi Guninski reported two variants of using scripts in an XBL control to gain chrome privileges when the page is viewed under 'Print Preview'. [MFSA-2006-25] - CVE-2006-1728 'shutdown' discovered that the crypto.generateCRMFRequest method can be used to run arbitrary code with the privilege of the user running the browser, which could enable an attacker to install malware. [MFSA-2006-24] - CVE-2006-1729 Claus Jorgensen reported that a text input box can be pre-filled with a filename and then turned into a file-upload control, allowing a malicious website to steal any local file whose name they can guess. [MFSA-2006-23] - CVE-2006-1730 An anonymous researcher for TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative discovered an integer overflow triggered by the CSS letter-spacing property, which could be exploited to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-22] - CVE-2006-1731 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that some internal functions return prototypes instead of objects, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. [MFSA-2006-19] - CVE-2006-1732 'shutdown' discovered that it is possible to bypass same-origin protections, allowing a malicious site to inject script into content from another site, which could allow the malicious page to steal information such as cookies or passwords from the other site, or perform transactions on the user's behalf if the user were already logged in. [MFSA-2006-17] - CVE-2006-1733 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that the compilation scope of privileged built-in XBL bindings is not fully protected from web content and can still be executed which could be used to execute arbitrary JavaScript, which could allow an attacker to install malware such as viruses and password sniffers. [MFSA-2006-16] - CVE-2006-1734 'shutdown' discovered that it is possible to access an internal function object which could then be used to run arbitrary JavaScript code with full permissions of the user running the browser, which could be used to install spyware or viruses. [MFSA-2006-15] - CVE-2006-1735 It is possible to create JavaScript functions that would get compiled with the wrong privileges, allowing an attacker to run code of their choice with full permissions of the user running the browser, which could be used to install spyware or viruses. [MFSA-2006-14] - CVE-2006-1736 It is possible to trick users into downloading and saving an executable file via an image that is overlaid by a transparent image link that points to the executable. [MFSA-2006-13] - CVE-2006-1737 An integer overflow allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary bytecode via JavaScript with a large regular expression. [MFSA-2006-11] - CVE-2006-1738 An unspecified vulnerability allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service. [MFSA-2006-11] - CVE-2006-1739 Certain Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) can cause an out-of-bounds array write and buffer overflow that could lead to a denial of service and the possible execution of arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-11] - CVE-2006-1740 It is possible for remote attackers to spoof secure site indicators such as the locked icon by opening the trusted site in a popup window, then changing the location to a malicious site. [MFSA-2006-12] - CVE-2006-1741 'shutdown' discovered that it is possible to inject arbitrary JavaScript code into a page on another site using a modal alert to suspend an event handler while a new page is being loaded. This could be used to steal confidential information. [MFSA-2006-09] - CVE-2006-1742 Igor Bukanov discovered that the JavaScript engine does not properly handle temporary variables, which might allow remote attackers to trigger operations on freed memory and cause memory corruption. [MFSA-2006-10] - CVE-2006-1790 A regression fix that could lead to memory corruption allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-11]
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-20
    plugin id 22593
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22593
    title Debian DSA-1051-1 : mozilla-thunderbird - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1046.NASL
    description Several security related problems have been discovered in Mozilla. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities : - CVE-2005-2353 The 'run-mozilla.sh' script allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files when debugging is enabled via a symlink attack on temporary files. - CVE-2005-4134 Web pages with extremely long titles cause subsequent launches of the browser to appear to 'hang' for up to a few minutes, or even crash if the computer has insufficient memory. [MFSA-2006-03] - CVE-2006-0292 The JavaScript interpreter does not properly dereference objects, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-01] - CVE-2006-0293 The function allocation code allows attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-01] - CVE-2006-0296 XULDocument.persist() did not validate the attribute name, allowing an attacker to inject arbitrary XML and JavaScript code into localstore.rdf that would be read and acted upon during startup. [MFSA-2006-05] - CVE-2006-0748 An anonymous researcher for TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative reported that an invalid and nonsensical ordering of table-related tags can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-27] - CVE-2006-0749 A particular sequence of HTML tags can cause memory corruption that can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-18] - CVE-2006-0884 Georgi Guninski reports that forwarding mail in-line while using the default HTML 'rich mail' editor will execute JavaScript embedded in the e-mail message with full privileges of the client. [MFSA-2006-21] - CVE-2006-1045 The HTML rendering engine does not properly block external images from inline HTML attachments when 'Block loading of remote images in mail messages' is enabled, which could allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information. [MFSA-2006-26] - CVE-2006-1529 A vulnerability potentially allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-20] - CVE-2006-1530 A vulnerability potentially allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-20] - CVE-2006-1531 A vulnerability potentially allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-20] - CVE-2006-1723 A vulnerability potentially allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-20] - CVE-2006-1724 A vulnerability potentially allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-20] - CVE-2006-1725 Due to an interaction between XUL content windows and the history mechanism, some windows may to become translucent, which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-29] - CVE-2006-1726 'shutdown' discovered that the security check of the function js_ValueToFunctionObject() can be circumvented and exploited to allow the installation of malware. [MFSA-2006-28] - CVE-2006-1727 Georgi Guninski reported two variants of using scripts in an XBL control to gain chrome privileges when the page is viewed under 'Print Preview'. [MFSA-2006-25] - CVE-2006-1728 'shutdown' discovered that the crypto.generateCRMFRequest method can be used to run arbitrary code with the privilege of the user running the browser, which could enable an attacker to install malware. [MFSA-2006-24] - CVE-2006-1729 Claus Jorgensen reported that a text input box can be pre-filled with a filename and then turned into a file-upload control, allowing a malicious website to steal any local file whose name they can guess. [MFSA-2006-23] - CVE-2006-1730 An anonymous researcher for TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative discovered an integer overflow triggered by the CSS letter-spacing property, which could be exploited to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-22] - CVE-2006-1731 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that some internal functions return prototypes instead of objects, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. [MFSA-2006-19] - CVE-2006-1732 'shutdown' discovered that it is possible to bypass same-origin protections, allowing a malicious site to inject script into content from another site, which could allow the malicious page to steal information such as cookies or passwords from the other site, or perform transactions on the user's behalf if the user were already logged in. [MFSA-2006-17] - CVE-2006-1733 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that the compilation scope of privileged built-in XBL bindings is not fully protected from web content and can still be executed which could be used to execute arbitrary JavaScript, which could allow an attacker to install malware such as viruses and password sniffers. [MFSA-2006-16] - CVE-2006-1734 'shutdown' discovered that it is possible to access an internal function object which could then be used to run arbitrary JavaScript code with full permissions of the user running the browser, which could be used to install spyware or viruses. [MFSA-2006-15] - CVE-2006-1735 It is possible to create JavaScript functions that would get compiled with the wrong privileges, allowing an attacker to run code of their choice with full permissions of the user running the browser, which could be used to install spyware or viruses. [MFSA-2006-14] - CVE-2006-1736 It is possible to trick users into downloading and saving an executable file via an image that is overlaid by a transparent image link that points to the executable. [MFSA-2006-13] - CVE-2006-1737 An integer overflow allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary bytecode via JavaScript with a large regular expression. [MFSA-2006-11] - CVE-2006-1738 An unspecified vulnerability allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service. [MFSA-2006-11] - CVE-2006-1739 Certain Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) can cause an out-of-bounds array write and buffer overflow that could lead to a denial of service and the possible execution of arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-11] - CVE-2006-1740 It is possible for remote attackers to spoof secure site indicators such as the locked icon by opening the trusted site in a popup window, then changing the location to a malicious site. [MFSA-2006-12] - CVE-2006-1741 'shutdown' discovered that it is possible to inject arbitrary JavaScript code into a page on another site using a modal alert to suspend an event handler while a new page is being loaded. This could be used to steal confidential information. [MFSA-2006-09] - CVE-2006-1742 Igor Bukanov discovered that the JavaScript engine does not properly handle temporary variables, which might allow remote attackers to trigger operations on freed memory and cause memory corruption. [MFSA-2006-10] - CVE-2006-1790 A regression fix that could lead to memory corruption allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-11]
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-20
    plugin id 22588
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22588
    title Debian DSA-1046-1 : mozilla - several vulnerabilities
refmap via4
bid 14443
debian
  • DSA-1046
  • DSA-1051
mandriva
  • MDKSA-2005:173
  • MDKSA-2005:174
secunia
  • 19863
  • 19941
ubuntu USN-157-1
Last major update 05-09-2008 - 16:51
Published 05-08-2005 - 00:00
Last modified 03-10-2018 - 17:30
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