Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : mozilla-thunderbird, thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-605-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Various flaws were discovered in the JavaScript engine. If a user had
JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening a malicious email, an
attacker could escalate privileges within Thunderbird, perform
cross-site scripting attacks and/or execute arbitrary code with the
user's privileges. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235)

Several problems were discovered in Thunderbird which could lead to
crashes and memory corruption. If a user had JavaScript enabled and
were tricked into opening a malicious email, an attacker may be able
to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-1236,
CVE-2008-1237).

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)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32185 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1233
CVE-2008-1234
CVE-2008-1235
CVE-2008-1236
CVE-2008-1237