Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-297-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Jonas Sicking discovered that under some circumstances persisted XUL
attributes are associated with the wrong URL. A malicious website
could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user. (MFSA 2006-35, CVE-2006-2775)

Paul Nickerson discovered that content-defined setters on an object
prototype were getting called by privileged UI code. It was
demonstrated that this could be exploited to run arbitrary web script
with full user privileges (MFSA 2006-37, CVE-2006-2776).

Mikolaj Habryn discovered a buffer overflow in the crypto.signText()
function. By sending an email with malicious JavaScript to an user,
and that user enabled JavaScript in Thunderbird (which is not the
default and not recommended), this could potentially be exploited to
execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (MFSA 2006-38,

The Mozilla developer team discovered several bugs that lead to
crashes with memory corruption. These might be exploitable by
malicious websites to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user. (MFSA 2006-32, CVE-2006-2779, CVE-2006-2780)

Masatoshi Kimura discovered a memory corruption (double-free) when
processing a large VCard with invalid base64 characters in it. By
sending a maliciously crafted set of VCards to a user, this could
potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's
privileges. (MFSA 2006-40, CVE-2006-2781)

Masatoshi Kimura found a way to bypass web input sanitizers which
filter out JavaScript. By inserting 'Unicode Byte-order-Mark (BOM)'
characters into the HTML code (e. g. '<scr[BOM]ipt>'), these filters
might not recognize the tags anymore
however, Thunderbird would still
execute them since BOM markers are filtered out before processing a
mail containing JavaScript. (MFSA 2006-42, CVE-2006-2783)

Kazuho Oku discovered various ways to perform HTTP response smuggling
when used with certain proxy servers. Due to different interpretation
of nonstandard HTTP headers in Thunderbird and the proxy server, a
malicious HTML email can exploit this to send back two responses to
one request. The second response could be used to steal login cookies
or other sensitive data from another opened website. (MFSA 2006-33,

It was discovered that JavaScript run via EvalInSandbox() can escape
the sandbox. Malicious scripts received in emails containing
JavaScript could use these privileges to execute arbitrary code with
the user's privileges. (MFSA 2006-31, CVE-2006-2787)

The 'enigmail' plugin has been updated to work with the new
Thunderbird version.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27870 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2775