Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-915-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Several flaws were discovered in the JavaScript engine of Thunderbird.
If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into viewing
malicious web content, a remote attacker could cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0689, CVE-2009-2463,
CVE-2009-3075)

Josh Soref discovered that the BinHex decoder used in Thunderbird
contained a flaw. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious
content, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2009-3072)

It was discovered that Thunderbird did not properly manage memory when
using XUL tree elements. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious
content, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2009-3077)

Jesse Ruderman and Sid Stamm discovered that Thunderbird did not
properly display filenames containing right-to-left (RTL) override
characters. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious file with
a crafted filename, an attacker could exploit this to trick the user
into opening a different file than the user expected. (CVE-2009-3376)

Takehiro Takahashi discovered flaws in the NTLM implementation in
Thunderbird. If an NTLM authenticated user opened content containing
links to a malicious website, a remote attacker could send requests to
other applications, authenticated as the user. (CVE-2009-3983)

Ludovic Hirlimann discovered a flaw in the way Thunderbird indexed
certain messages with attachments. A remote attacker could send
specially crafted content and cause a denial of service or possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2010-0163).

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45108 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36851
38831

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0689
CVE-2009-2463
CVE-2009-3072
CVE-2009-3075
CVE-2009-3077
CVE-2009-3376
CVE-2009-3983
CVE-2010-0163