Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2859-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Andrei Vaida, Jesse Ruderman, Bob Clary, and Jesse Ruderman discovered
multiple memory safety issues in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked
in to opening a specially crafted message, 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-2015-7201)

Ronald Crane discovered a buffer overflow through code inspection. If
a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a
browsing context, 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-2015-7205)

Abhishek Arya discovered an integer overflow when allocating large
textures. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted
website in a browsing context, 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-2015-7212)

Ronald Crane dicovered an integer overflow when processing MP4 format
video in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a
specially crafted website in a browsing context, 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-2015-7213)

Tsubasa Iinuma discovered a way to bypass same-origin restrictions
using data: and view-source: URLs. If a user were tricked in to
opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker
could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information and
read local files. (CVE-2015-7214).

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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87915 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7201
CVE-2015-7205
CVE-2015-7212
CVE-2015-7213
CVE-2015-7214

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