Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : mozilla-thunderbird, thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-741-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37220


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


Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine. If JavaScript were enabled, an attacker could exploit these flaws to crash Thunderbird and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Jesse Ruderman and Gary Kwong discovered flaws in the browser engine.
If a user had JavaScript enabled, these problems could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0774)

Georgi Guninski discovered a flaw when Thunderbird performed a cross-domain redirect. If a user had JavaScript enabled, an attacker could bypass the same-origin policy in Thunderbird by utilizing nsIRDFService and steal private data from users authenticated to the redirected website. (CVE-2009-0776).

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: Critical

ID: 37220

File Name: ubuntu_USN-741-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

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: 2009/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0774, CVE-2009-0776

BID: 33598, 33990

OSVDB: 51931, 51932, 51933, 51934, 51935, 51936, 51937, 51938, 51939, 51940, 52445, 52446, 52451

USN: 741-1

CWE: 200, 399