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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0304

Original release date: 02/29/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Heap-based buffer overflow in Mozilla Thunderbird before and SeaMonkey before 1.1.8 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted external-body MIME type in an e-mail message, related to an incorrect memory allocation during message preview.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
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-VN
Name: VU#661651
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11075
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20080226 Mozilla Thunderbird MIME External-Body Heap Overflow Vulnerability
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 239546
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-582-2
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2091
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1621
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:062
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-18
External Source: BID
Name: 28012
Type: Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-582-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2060
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-12.html
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1697
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-061-01
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019504
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2118

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11075
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
+ OR
cpe:/a:mozilla:seamonkey:1.1.7 and previous versions
cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird: and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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