Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine. If a user had
Thunderbird and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
Boris Zbarsky discovered that the same-origin check in Thunderbird
enabled, an attacker could exploit this to read data from other
Marius Schilder discovered that Thunderbird did not properly handle
redirects to an outside domain when an XMLHttpRequest was made to a
sensitive information could be revealed in the XMLHttpRequest
Chris Evans discovered that Thunderbird did not properly protect a
enabled, an attacker may be able to steal a limited amount of private
Chip Salzenberg, Justin Schuh, Tom Cross, and Peter William discovered
Thunderbird did not properly parse URLs when processing certain
control characters. (CVE-2008-5508)
Kojima Hajime discovered that Thunderbird did not properly handle an
escaped null character. An attacker may be able to exploit this flaw
to bypass script sanitization. (CVE-2008-5510)
within the context of another website or with chrome privileges.
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.
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: 37974 ()
Bugtraq ID: 32882
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5500CVE-2008-5503CVE-2008-5506CVE-2008-5507CVE-2008-5508CVE-2008-5510CVE-2008-5511CVE-2008-5512
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