Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-701-2)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine. If a user had
JavaScript enabled, these problems could allow an attacker to crash
Thunderbird and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
(CVE-2008-5500)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that the same-origin check in Thunderbird
could be bypassed by utilizing XBL-bindings. If a user had JavaScript
enabled, an attacker could exploit this to read data from other
domains. (CVE-2008-5503)

Marius Schilder discovered that Thunderbird did not properly handle
redirects to an outside domain when an XMLHttpRequest was made to a
same-origin resource. When JavaScript is enabled, it's possible that
sensitive information could be revealed in the XMLHttpRequest
response. (CVE-2008-5506)

Chris Evans discovered that Thunderbird did not properly protect a
user's data when accessing a same-domain JavaScript URL that is
redirected to an unparsable JavaScript off-site resource. If a user
were tricked into opening a malicious website and had JavaScript
enabled, an attacker may be able to steal a limited amount of private
data. (CVE-2008-5507)

Chip Salzenberg, Justin Schuh, Tom Cross, and Peter William discovered
Thunderbird did not properly parse URLs when processing certain
control characters. (CVE-2008-5508)

Several flaws were discovered in the JavaScript engine. If a user were
tricked into opening a malicious website and had JavaScript enabled,
an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary JavaScript code
within the context of another website or with chrome privileges.
(CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65112 ()

Bugtraq ID: 32882

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5500
CVE-2008-5503
CVE-2008-5506
CVE-2008-5507
CVE-2008-5508
CVE-2008-5511
CVE-2008-5512