Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : mozilla-thunderbird, thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-536-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28142


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


Various flaws were discovered in the layout and JavaScript engines. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2007-5339, CVE-2007-5340)

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)

It was discovered that the XPCNativeWrappers were not safe in certain situations. By tricking a user into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could run arbitrary JavaScript with the user's privileges.

Please note that JavaScript is disabled by default for emails, and it is not recommended to enable it.

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: 28142

File Name: ubuntu_USN-536-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

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: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-gnome-support, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2894, CVE-2007-1095, CVE-2007-2292, CVE-2007-3511, CVE-2007-5334, CVE-2007-5337, CVE-2007-5338, CVE-2007-5339, CVE-2007-5340

BID: 18308, 22688, 23668, 24725, 26132

USN: 536-1

CWE: 16, 20, 200