Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-469-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28069


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


Gaetan Leurent showed a weakness in APOP authentication. An attacker posing as a trusted server could recover portions of the user's password via multiple authentication attempts. (CVE-2007-1558)

Various flaws were discovered in the layout and JavaScript engines. By tricking a user into opening a malicious email, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. Please note that JavaScript is disabled by default for emails, and it is not recommended to enable it. (CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868).

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28069

File Name: ubuntu_USN-469-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

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: 2007/06/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1558, CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868

OSVDB: 34856, 35134, 35138

USN: 469-1

CWE: 94, 119