Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-469-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Gaëtan Leurent showed a weakness in APOP authentication. An attacker
posing as a trusted server could recover portions of the user's
password via multiple authentication attempts. (CVE-2007-1558)

Various flaws were discovered in the layout and JavaScript engines. By
tricking a user into opening a malicious email, an attacker could
execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. Please note that
JavaScript is disabled by default for emails, and it is not
recommended to enable it. (CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28069 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1558