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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-6505

Original release date: 12/19/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in Mozilla Thunderbird before and SeaMonkey before 1.0.7 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) external message modies with long Content-Type headers or (2) long RFC2047-encoded (MIME non-ASCII) headers.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA06-354A
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200701-04
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017419
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0760
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200701-03
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-004
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-74.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-883
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 102800
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2006-1491
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017420
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061222 rPSA-2006-0234-1 firefox
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0759
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0573
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:080
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0083
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#887332
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1265
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-400-1
External Source: BID
Name: 21668
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:011
External Source: SGI
Name: 20061202-01-P
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070102 rPSA-2006-0234-2 firefox thunderbird
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-5068
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:006
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11565

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11565
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.0.6 and previous versions
cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird: and previous versions

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