Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2010-1)

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-2013-1739, CVE-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5591)

Jordi Chancel discovered that HTML select elements could display
arbitrary content. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to conduct URL spoofing or clickjacking
attacks. (CVE-2013-5593)

Abhishek Arya discovered a crash when processing XSLT data in some
circumstances. 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-2013-5604)

Dan Gohman discovered a flaw in the JavaScript engine. If a user had
enabled scripting, when combined with other vulnerabilities an
attacker could possibly exploit this to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5595)

Ezra Pool discovered a crash on extremely large pages. 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-2013-5596)

Byoungyoung Lee discovered a use-after-free when updating the offline
cache. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially
exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash or
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5597)

Multiple use-after-free flaws were discovered in Thunderbird. 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-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601)

A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the JavaScript engine when
using workers with direct proxies. If a user had scripting enabled, an
attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service
via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5602)

Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free when interacting with HTML
document templates. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application
crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5603).

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