Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : mozilla-thunderbird, thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-647-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the same-origin check in Thunderbird could be
bypassed. If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into
opening a malicious website, an attacker may be able to execute
JavaScript in the context of a different website. (CVE-2008-3835)

Several problems were discovered in the browser engine of Thunderbird.
If a user had JavaScript enabled, this could allow an attacker to
execute code with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059,
CVE-2008-4060)

Drew Yao, David Maciejak and other Mozilla developers found several
problems in the browser engine of Thunderbird. If a user had
JavaScript enabled and were 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-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064)

Dave Reed discovered a flaw in the JavaScript parsing code when
processing certain BOM characters. An attacker could exploit this to
bypass script filters and perform cross-site scripting attacks if a
user had JavaScript enabled. (CVE-2008-4065)

Gareth Heyes discovered a flaw in the HTML parser of Thunderbird. If a
user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening a malicious
web page, an attacker could bypass script filtering and perform
cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2008-4066)

Boris Zbarsky and Georgi Guninski independently discovered flaws in
the resource: protocol. An attacker could exploit this to perform
directory traversal, read information about the system, and prompt the
user to save information in a file. (CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)

Georgi Guninski discovered that Thunderbird improperly handled
cancelled newsgroup messages. If a user opened a crafted newsgroup
message, an attacker could cause a buffer overrun and potentially
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2008-4070).

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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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