Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : mozilla-thunderbird, thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-741-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine. If JavaScript
were enabled, an attacker could exploit these flaws to crash
Thunderbird and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Jesse Ruderman and Gary Kwong discovered flaws in the browser engine.
If a user had JavaScript enabled, these problems could allow a remote
attacker to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0774)

Georgi Guninski discovered a flaw when Thunderbird performed a
cross-domain redirect. If a user had JavaScript enabled, an attacker
could bypass the same-origin policy in Thunderbird by utilizing
nsIRDFService and steal private data from users authenticated to the
redirected website. (CVE-2009-0776).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37220 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33598

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0352