Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1925-1)

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 :

Jeff Gilbert and Henrik Skupin discovered multiple memory safety
issues in Thunderbird. If the user were tricked in to 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 arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1701)

It was discovered that a document's URI could be set to the URI of a
different document. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
attacks. (CVE-2013-1709)

A flaw was discovered when generating a CRMF request in certain
circumstances. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
attacks, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1710)

Cody Crews discovered that some JavaScript components performed
security checks against the wrong URI, potentially bypassing
same-origin policy restrictions. If a user had scripting enabled, an
attacker could exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
attacks or install addons from a malicious site. (CVE-2013-1713)

Federico Lanusse discovered that web workers could bypass cross-origin
checks when using XMLHttpRequest. If a user had scripting enabled, an
attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site
scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-1714)

Georgi Guninski and John Schoenick discovered that Java applets could
access local files under certain circumstances. If a user had
scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal
confidential data. (CVE-2013-1717).

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69260 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1701
CVE-2013-1709
CVE-2013-1710
CVE-2013-1713
CVE-2013-1714
CVE-2013-1717