Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1401-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-1401-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Xulrunner. This update provides
the corresponding fixes for Thunderbird.

It was discovered that a flaw in the Mozilla SVG implementation could
result in an out-of-bounds memory access if SVG elements were removed
during a DOMAttrModified event handler. If the user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could exploit this to
cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2011-3658)

Atte Kettunen discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in
the Gecko Rendering Engine's handling of SVG animations. An
attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking the Xulrunner
based application. (CVE-2012-0457)

Atte Kettunen discovered an out of bounds read vulnerability
in the Gecko Rendering Engine's handling of SVG Filters. An
attacker could potentially exploit this to make data from
the user's memory accessible to the page content.
(CVE-2012-0456)

Soroush Dalili discovered that the Gecko Rendering Engine
did not adequately protect against dropping JavaScript links
onto a frame. A remote attacker could, through cross-site
scripting (XSS), exploit this to modify the contents of the
frame or steal confidential data. (CVE-2012-0455)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered that the Home button accepted
JavaScript links to set the browser Home page. An attacker
could use this vulnerability to get the script URL loaded in
the privileged about:sessionrestore context. (CVE-2012-0458)

Bob Clary, Vincenzo Iozzo, and Willem Pinckaers discovered
memory safety issues affecting Firefox. If the user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker
could exploit these to cause a denial of service via
application crash, or potentially execute code with the
privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2012-0461,
CVE-2012-0464).

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: 58481 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51138
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CVE ID: CVE-2011-3658
CVE-2012-0455
CVE-2012-0456
CVE-2012-0457
CVE-2012-0458
CVE-2012-0461
CVE-2012-0464