Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : mozilla-thunderbird, thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-605-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 32185


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


Various flaws were discovered in the JavaScript engine. If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening a malicious email, an attacker could escalate privileges within Thunderbird, perform cross-site scripting attacks and/or execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235)

Several problems were discovered in Thunderbird which could lead to crashes and memory corruption. If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening a malicious email, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32185

File Name: ubuntu_USN-605-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/05/09

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237

OSVDB: 43857, 43858, 43859, 43860, 43861, 43862, 43863, 43864, 43865, 43866, 43867, 43868, 43869, 43870, 43871, 43872, 43873, 43874, 43875, 43876, 43877, 43878

USN: 605-1

CWE: 79, 94, 399