Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1122-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that there was a vulnerability in the memory
handling of certain types of content. An attacker could exploit this
to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2011-0081)

It was discovered that Thunderbird incorrectly handled certain
JavaScript requests. If JavaScript were enabled, an attacker could
exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0069)

Ian Beer discovered a vulnerability in the memory handling of a
certain types of documents. An attacker could exploit this to possibly
run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0070)

Bob Clary, Henri Sivonen, Marco Bonardo, Mats Palmgren and Jesse
Ruderman discovered several memory vulnerabilities. An attacker could
exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0080)

Aki Helin discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the HTML rendering
code. An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code
as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0074, CVE-2011-0075)

Ian Beer discovered multiple overflow vulnerabilities. An attacker
could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0077, CVE-2011-0078)

Martin Barbella discovered a memory vulnerability in the handling of
certain DOM elements. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run
arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0072)

It was discovered that there were use-after-free vulnerabilities in
Thunderbird's mChannel and mObserverList objects. An attacker could
exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0065, CVE-2011-0066)

It was discovered that there was a vulnerability in the handling of
the nsTreeSelection element. An attacker sending a specially crafted
E-Mail could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0073)

Paul Stone discovered a vulnerability in the handling of Java applets.
If plugins were enabled, an attacker could use this to mimic
interaction with form autocomplete controls and steal entries from the
form history. (CVE-2011-0067)

Soroush Dalili discovered a vulnerability in the resource: protocol.
This could potentially allow an attacker to load arbitrary files that
were accessible to the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0071)

Chris Evans discovered a vulnerability in Thunderbird's XSLT
generate-id() function. An attacker could possibly use this
vulnerability to make other attacks more reliable. (CVE-2011-1202).

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 thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true