Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
It was discovered that the same-origin check in Thunderbird could be
opening a malicious website, an attacker may be able to execute
Several problems were discovered in the browser engine of Thunderbird.
execute code with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059,
Drew Yao, David Maciejak and other Mozilla developers found several
problems in the browser engine of Thunderbird. If a user had
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)
processing certain BOM characters. An attacker could exploit this to
bypass script filters and perform cross-site scripting attacks if a
Gareth Heyes discovered a flaw in the HTML parser of Thunderbird. If a
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
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 37910 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-3835CVE-2008-4058CVE-2008-4059CVE-2008-4060CVE-2008-4061CVE-2008-4062CVE-2008-4063CVE-2008-4064CVE-2008-4065CVE-2008-4066CVE-2008-4067CVE-2008-4068CVE-2008-4070
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