Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Various flaws were discovered in the browser engine. If a user had
an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash, or
possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799)
It was discovered that Thunderbird would allow non-privileged XUL
was enabled. This could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary
A flaw was discovered in Thunderbird that allowed overwriting trusted
objects via mozIJSSubScriptLoader.loadSubScript(). If a user had
an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2803)
Daniel Glazman found that an improperly encoded .properties file in an
add-on can result in uninitialized memory being used. If a user were
tricked into installing a malicious add-on, Thunderbird may be able to
see data from other programs. (CVE-2008-2807)
John G. Myers discovered a weakness in the trust model used by
Thunderbird regarding alternate names on self-signed certificates. If
a user were tricked into accepting a certificate containing alternate
name entries, an attacker could impersonate another server.
A vulnerability was discovered in the block reflow code of
used by an attacker to cause a denial of service via application
crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2811)
A flaw was discovered in the browser engine. A variable could be made
and was tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2785)
Mozilla developers audited the MIME handling code looking for similar
vulnerabilities to the previously fixed CVE-2008-0304, and changed
several function calls to use safer versions of string routines.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 33587 ()
Bugtraq ID: 2980230038
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0304CVE-2008-2785CVE-2008-2798CVE-2008-2799CVE-2008-2802CVE-2008-2803CVE-2008-2807CVE-2008-2809CVE-2008-2811
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