Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1952-1)

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 a
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-2013-1718)

Atte Kettunen discovered a flaw in the HTML5 Tree Builder when
interacting with template elements. If a user had scripting enabled,
in some circumstances an attacker could potentially exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1720)

Alex Chapman discovered an integer overflow vulnerability in the ANGLE
library. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1721)

Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free in the Animation Manager. If
a user had scripting enabled, an attacked could potentially exploit
this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1722)

Scott Bell discovered a use-after-free when using a select element. If
a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit
this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1724)

It was discovered that the scope of new JavaScript objects could be
accessed before their compartment is initialized. If a user had
scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to
execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2013-1725)

Dan Gohman discovered that some variables and data were used in
IonMonkey, without being initialized, which could lead to information
leakage. (CVE-2013-1728)

Sachin Shinde discovered a crash when moving some XBL-backed nodes in
to a document created by document.open(). If a user had scripting
enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial
of service. (CVE-2013-1730)

Aki Helin discovered a buffer overflow when combining lists, floats
and multiple columns. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker
could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1732)

Two memory corruption bugs when scrolling were discovered. If a user
had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit these to
cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that user-defined getters on DOM proxies
would use the expando object as 'this'. If a user had scripting
enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this by tricking add-on
code in to making incorrect security sensitive decisions based on
malicious values. (CVE-2013-1737)

A use-after-free bug was discovered in Thunderbird. If a user had
scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1738).

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 : false