Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2250-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Gary Kwong, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Hannes Verschore, Jan
de Mooij, Ryan VanderMeulen, Jeff Walden and Kyle Huey 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-2014-1533)

Abhishek Arya discovered multiple use-after-free and out-of-bounds
read issues in Thunderbird. If a user had enabled scripting, an
attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service
via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of
the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1538)

A use-after-free was discovered in the SMIL animation controller. 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 priviliges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2014-1541).

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76158 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67965
67976
67979

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1533
CVE-2014-1538
CVE-2014-1541