Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1823-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple memory safety issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If the
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted message with
scripting enabled, an attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a
denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code
with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-0801,
CVE-2013-1669)

Cody Crews discovered that some constructors could be used to bypass
restrictions enforced by their Chrome Object Wrapper (COW). If a user
had scripting enabled, an attacker could exploit this to conduct
cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-1670)

A use-after-free was discovered when resizing video content whilst it
is playing. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to execute code with the privileges of the
user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1674)

It was discovered that some DOMSVGZoomEvent functions could be used
without being properly initialized, which could lead to information
leakage. (CVE-2013-1675)

Abhishek Arya discovered multiple memory safety issues in Thunderbird.
If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted message, an
attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via
application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of
the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1676, CVE-2013-1677,
CVE-2013-1678, CVE-2013-1679, CVE-2013-1680, CVE-2013-1681).

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 : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

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