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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 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).

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)