Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1254-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that CVE-2011-3004, which addressed possible
privilege escalation in addons, also affected Thunderbird 3.1. An
attacker could potentially exploit a user who had installed an add-on
that used loadSubscript in vulnerable ways. (CVE-2011-3647)

Yosuke Hasegawa discovered that the Mozilla browser engine mishandled
invalid sequences in the Shift-JIS encoding. It may be possible to
trigger this crash without the use of debugging APIs, which might
allow malicious websites to exploit this vulnerability. An attacker
could possibly use this flaw this to steal data or inject malicious
scripts into web content. (CVE-2011-3648)

Marc Schoenefeld discovered that using Firebug to profile a JavaScript
file with many functions would cause Firefox to crash. An attacker
might be able to exploit this without using the debugging APIs which
would potentially allow an attacker to remotely crash Thunderbird.
(CVE-2011-3650).

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

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 : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57393 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50589
50593
50595

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3004
CVE-2011-3647
CVE-2011-3648
CVE-2011-3650