Worm.Mimail.J aka PayPal.com worm crashes Thunderbird junk mail controls and thus Thunderbird



15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: rasche, Assigned: mscott)



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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031225 Firebird/0.7
Build Identifier:  Mozilla Thunderbird 0.4 (20031221) - no more info in the about - why? - I'm running under (X11; U; Debian GNU/Linux i686 2.6.1 unstable; en-US)


I encounter regularly crashes of Mozilla-Thunderbird under Debian GNU/Linux Sid
if with Worm.Mimail.J infected mail comes in. As I see it this happens when the
Junk Mail Control is beginning to take care of this messages. It mark them and
Thunderbird goes by.

After a restart Thunderbird tries mostly again to download the message and the
some thing happens. Cause my Mail ISP has a time limit for connecting, after
some tries Thunderbird can not anymore try to download the infected message.
Than I may be able to delete the infected message mostly with marking it within
a bunch of others. If I do it with marking it junk, Thunderbird mostly crashed
again and again, sometime he comes also over it so.

One important thing:
My mail ISP freemail.web.de tells me in his Web front end that a virus was
deleted from the message. This can mean they cause the Thunderbird crash with
there virus removal tool?

One important thing:

Entfernter Virus: Worm.Mimail.J Viruswarnung an Absender  E-Mail löschen 
"PayPal.com"<Do_Not_Reply@paypal.com>  	IMPORTANT fmvvzroc 1K Mi. 07.01.04 

As my mail ISP calls the worm 'WORM_MIMAIL.J [Trend]' it looks as they use Trend
following Symantec's list here:
Also Known As: 	W32/Mimail.j@MM [McAfee], WORM_MIMAIL.J [Trend], Win32.Mimail.J
[Computer Associates], W32/Mimail-J [Sophos], I-Worm.Mimail.j [Kaspersky]
Variants: 	W32.Mimail.I@mm

My mail ISP web.de is probably Germany's biggest one, so as Thunderbird has a
nice market share here it may occur to others too.

Thank you in advance! Jan


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Expected Results:  
I can live with this crashes - but this may not looking good for Thunderbird on
not as geeky guys. :-)

Comment 1

15 years ago
If this still happens recent builds, would it be possible for you to download
the message that crashes Thunderbird and post it an attachment?
If it does not happen anymore then please close this bug.

Comment 2

15 years ago
Jan Rasche: If you could reproduce this crash, please provide TalkBack incident ID?
Keywords: crash
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