Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : mozilla-thunderbird, thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-668-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 37649
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Synopsis

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

Description

Georgi Guninski, Michal Zalewsk and Chris Evans discovered that the same-origin check in Thunderbird could be bypassed. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker could obtain private information from data stored in the images, or discover information about software on the user's computer. (CVE-2008-5012)

Jesse Ruderman discovered that Thunderbird did not properly guard locks on non-native objects. If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening malicious web content, an attacker could cause a browser crash and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-5014)

Several problems were discovered in the browser, layout and JavaScript engines. If a user had JavaScript enabled, these problems could allow an attacker to crash Thunderbird and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018)

A flaw was discovered in Thunderbird's DOM constructing code. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website while having JavaScript enabled, an attacker could cause the browser to crash and potentially execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
(CVE-2008-5021)

It was discovered that the same-origin check in Thunderbird could be bypassed. If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening malicious web content, an attacker could execute JavaScript in the context of a different website. (CVE-2008-5022)

Chris Evans discovered that Thunderbird did not properly parse E4X documents, leading to quote characters in the namespace not being properly escaped. (CVE-2008-5024)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that Thunderbird did not properly process comments in forwarded in-line messages. If a user had JavaScript enabled and opened a malicious email, an attacker may be able to obtain information about the recipient.

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/668-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 37649

File Name: ubuntu_USN-668-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: 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, 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024

BID: 32281

USN: 668-1

CWE: 20, 94, 189, 200, 287, 399