Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-400-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Georgi Guninski and David Bienvenu discovered that long Content-Type
and RFC2047-encoded headers we vulnerable to heap overflows. By
tricking the user into opening a specially crafted email, an attacker
could execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2006-6506)

Various flaws have been reported that allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code with user privileges or bypass internal XSS protections
by tricking the user into opening a malicious email containing
JavaScript. Please note that JavaScript is disabled by default for
emails, and it is not recommended to enable it. (CVE-2006-6497,
CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502,
CVE-2006-6503).

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true