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

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 :

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).

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)
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

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