Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-958-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 47857

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Synopsis

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

Description

Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine of Thunderbird. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious content, a remote attacker could use this to crash Thunderbird or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1211, CVE-2010-1212)

An integer overflow was discovered in how Thunderbird processed CSS values. An attacker could exploit this to crash Thunderbird or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2010-2752)

An integer overflow was discovered in how Thunderbird interpreted the XUL element. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious content, a remote attacker could use this to crash Thunderbird or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-2753)

Aki Helin discovered that libpng did not properly handle certain malformed PNG images. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted PNG file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1205)

Yosuke Hasegawa discovered that the same-origin check in Thunderbird could be bypassed by utilizing the importScripts Web Worker method. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious content, an attacker could exploit this to read data from other domains. (CVE-2010-1213)

Chris Evans discovered that Thunderbird did not properly process improper CSS selectors. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious content, an attacker could exploit this to read data from other domains. (CVE-2010-0654)

Soroush Dalili discovered that Thunderbird did not properly handle script error output. An attacker could use this to access URL parameters from other domains. (CVE-2010-2754).

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/958-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47857

File Name: ubuntu_USN-958-1.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/27/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-gnome-support-dbg, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

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: 7/26/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/18/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0654, CVE-2010-1205, CVE-2010-1211, CVE-2010-1212, CVE-2010-1213, CVE-2010-2752, CVE-2010-2753, CVE-2010-2754, CVE-2010-2760

USN: 958-1

CWE: 94