Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2053-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Ben Turner, Bobby Holley, Jesse Ruderman and Christian Holler
discovered multiple memory safety issues in Thunderbird. If a user
were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with 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-2013-5609)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free in
event listeners. If a user had enabled scripting, 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-2013-5616)

A use-after-free was discovered in the table editing interface. 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-2013-5618)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a crash when
inserting an ordered list in to a document using script. If a user had
enabled scripting, an attacker could potentially exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-6671)

Sijie Xia discovered that trust settings for built-in EV root
certificates were ignored under certain circumstances, removing the
ability for a user to manually untrust certificates from specific
authorities. (CVE-2013-6673)

Tyson Smith, Jesse Schwartzentruber and Atte Kettunen discovered a
use-after-free in functions for synthetic mouse movement handling. If
a user had enabled scripting, 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-2013-5613)

Eric Faust discovered that GetElementIC typed array stubs can be
generated outside observed typesets. If a user had enabled scripting,
an attacker could possibly exploit this to cause undefined behaviour
with a potential security impact. (CVE-2013-5615)

Michal Zalewski discovered several issues with JPEG image handling. An
attacker could potentially exploit these to obtain sensitive
information. (CVE-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6630).

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