Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : mozilla-thunderbird, thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-536-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28142
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Flaws were discovered in the file upload form control. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could force arbitrary files from the user's computer to be uploaded without their consent. (CVE-2006-2894, CVE-2007-3511)
Michal Zalewski discovered that the onUnload event handlers were incorrectly able to access information outside the old page content. A malicious website could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), of the next loaded web page.
Stefano Di Paola discovered that Thunderbird did not correctly request Digest Authentications. A malicious website could exploit this to inject arbitrary HTTP headers or perform session splitting attacks against proxies. (CVE-2007-2292)
Eli Friedman discovered that XUL could be used to hide a window's titlebar. A malicious website could exploit this to enhance their attempts at creating phishing websites. (CVE-2007-5334)
Georgi Guninski discovered that Thunderbird would allow file-system based web pages to access additional files. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page from a gnome-vfs location, an attacker could steal arbitrary files from the user's computer. (CVE-2007-5337)
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.