Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1254-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that CVE-2011-3004, which addressed possible
privilege escalation in addons, also affected Thunderbird 3.1. An
attacker could potentially exploit a user who had installed an add-on
that used loadSubscript in vulnerable ways. (CVE-2011-3647)

Yosuke Hasegawa discovered that the Mozilla browser engine mishandled
invalid sequences in the Shift-JIS encoding. It may be possible to
trigger this crash without the use of debugging APIs, which might
allow malicious websites to exploit this vulnerability. An attacker
could possibly use this flaw this to steal data or inject malicious
scripts into web content. (CVE-2011-3648)

Marc Schoenefeld discovered that using Firebug to profile a JavaScript
file with many functions would cause Firefox to crash. An attacker
might be able to exploit this without using the debugging APIs which
would potentially allow an attacker to remotely crash Thunderbird.

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57393 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50589

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3004

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