Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : mozilla-thunderbird, thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-647-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 37910
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the same-origin check in Thunderbird could be bypassed. If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker may be able to execute JavaScript in the context of a different website. (CVE-2008-3835)

Several problems were discovered in the browser engine of Thunderbird.
If a user had JavaScript enabled, this could allow an attacker to execute code with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060)

Drew Yao, David Maciejak and other Mozilla developers found several problems in the browser engine of Thunderbird. If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064)

Dave Reed discovered a flaw in the JavaScript parsing code when processing certain BOM characters. An attacker could exploit this to bypass script filters and perform cross-site scripting attacks if a user had JavaScript enabled. (CVE-2008-4065)

Gareth Heyes discovered a flaw in the HTML parser of Thunderbird. If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening a malicious web page, an attacker could bypass script filtering and perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2008-4066)

Boris Zbarsky and Georgi Guninski independently discovered flaws in the resource: protocol. An attacker could exploit this to perform directory traversal, read information about the system, and prompt the user to save information in a file. (CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)

Georgi Guninski discovered that Thunderbird improperly handled cancelled newsgroup messages. If a user opened a crafted newsgroup message, an attacker could cause a buffer overrun and potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-4070).

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/647-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 37910

File Name: ubuntu_USN-647-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

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

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/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: 9/25/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064, CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068, CVE-2008-4070

USN: 647-1

CWE: 22, 79, 119, 189, 264, 399