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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 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).

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 : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true