Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-915-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 45108

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Synopsis

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

Description

Several flaws were discovered in the JavaScript engine of Thunderbird.
If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into viewing malicious web content, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0689, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-3075)

Josh Soref discovered that the BinHex decoder used in Thunderbird contained a flaw. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious content, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-3072)

It was discovered that Thunderbird did not properly manage memory when using XUL tree elements. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious content, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-3077)

Jesse Ruderman and Sid Stamm discovered that Thunderbird did not properly display filenames containing right-to-left (RTL) override characters. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious file with a crafted filename, an attacker could exploit this to trick the user into opening a different file than the user expected. (CVE-2009-3376)

Takehiro Takahashi discovered flaws in the NTLM implementation in Thunderbird. If an NTLM authenticated user opened content containing links to a malicious website, a remote attacker could send requests to other applications, authenticated as the user. (CVE-2009-3983)

Ludovic Hirlimann discovered a flaw in the way Thunderbird indexed certain messages with attachments. A remote attacker could send specially crafted content and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-0163).

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/915-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 45108

File Name: ubuntu_USN-915-1.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/19/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-gnome-support, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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: 3/18/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/1/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3075, CVE-2009-3077, CVE-2009-3376, CVE-2009-3983, CVE-2010-0163

BID: 35769, 36343, 36851, 36867, 37366, 38831

USN: 915-1

CWE: 16, 94, 119, 189