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CVE-2006-0236 Detail

Current Description

GUI display truncation vulnerability in Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2, 1.0.6, and 1.0.7 allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via an attachment with a filename containing a large number of spaces ending with a dangerous extension that is not displayed by Thunderbird, along with an inconsistent Content-Type header, which could be used to trick a user into downloading dangerous content by dragging or saving the attachment.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/17/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-0236
Original release date:
01/17/2006
Last revised:
07/19/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.1 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

Not vulnerable. We verified that this issue does not affect Linux versions of Thunderbird.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:021 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:021
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/422148/100/0/threaded Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20060117 Secunia Research: Mozilla Thunderbird Attachment SpoofingVulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/16271 Patch External Source BID 16271
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/0230 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-0230
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=300246 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=300246
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/24164 External Source XF thunderbird-attachment-ext-spoofing(24164)

Technical Details

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