Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-978-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Several dangling pointer vulnerabilities were discovered in
Thunderbird. An attacker could exploit this to crash Thunderbird or
possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2010-2760, CVE-2010-2767, CVE-2010-3167)

It was discovered that the XPCSafeJSObjectWrapper (SJOW) security
wrapper did not always honor the same-origin policy. If JavaScript was
enabled, an attacker could exploit this to run untrusted JavaScript
from other domains. (CVE-2010-2763)

Matt Haggard discovered that Thunderbird did not honor same-origin
policy when processing the statusText property of an XMLHttpRequest
object. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious site, a remote
attacker could use this to gather information about servers on
internal private networks. (CVE-2010-2764)

Chris Rohlf discovered an integer overflow when Thunderbird processed
the HTML frameset element. If a user were tricked into viewing a
malicious site, a remote attacker could use this to crash Thunderbird
or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2010-2765)

Several issues were discovered in the browser engine. If a user were
tricked into viewing a malicious site, a remote attacker could use
this to crash Thunderbird or possibly run arbitrary code as the user
invoking the program. (CVE-2010-2766, CVE-2010-3168)

David Huang and Collin Jackson discovered that the <object> tag could
override the charset of a framed HTML document in another origin. An
attacker could utilize this to perform cross-site scripting attacks.
(CVE-2010-2768)

Paul Stone discovered that with designMode enabled an HTML selection
containing JavaScript could be copied and pasted into a document and
have the JavaScript execute within the context of the site where the
code was dropped. If JavaScript was enabled, an attacker could utilize
this to perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2010-2769)

A buffer overflow was discovered in Thunderbird when processing text
runs. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious site, a remote
attacker could use this to crash Thunderbird or possibly run arbitrary
code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3166)

Peter Van der Beken, Jason Oster, Jesse Ruderman, Igor Bukanov, Jeff
Walden, Gary Kwong and Olli Pettay discovered several flaws in the
browser engine. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious site,
a remote attacker could use this to crash Thunderbird or possibly run
arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3169).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false