Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-400-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27988

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Georgi Guninski and David Bienvenu discovered that long Content-Type and RFC2047-encoded headers we vulnerable to heap overflows. By tricking the user into opening a specially crafted email, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2006-6506)

Various flaws have been reported that allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with user privileges or bypass internal XSS protections by tricking the user into opening a malicious email containing JavaScript. Please note that JavaScript is disabled by default for emails, and it is not recommended to enable it. (CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503).

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 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/400-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27988

File Name: ubuntu_USN-400-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Updated: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-thunderbird-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-thunderbird-inspector, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6500, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504, CVE-2006-6505, CVE-2006-6506, CVE-2006-6507

BID: 21668

USN: 400-1

CWE: 94