Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-998-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 50083

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Synopsis

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

Description

Paul Nickerson, Jesse Ruderman, Olli Pettay, Igor Bukanov, Josh Soref, Gary Kwong, Martijn Wargers, Siddharth Agarwal and Michal Zalewski discovered various flaws in the browser engine. An attacker could exploit this to crash Thunderbird or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3175, CVE-2010-3176)

Alexander Miller, Sergey Glazunov, and others discovered several flaws in the JavaScript engine. If JavaScript were enabled, an attacker could exploit this to crash Thunderbird or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3179, CVE-2010-3180, CVE-2010-3183)

Eduardo Vela Nava discovered that Thunderbird could be made to violate the same-origin policy by using modal calls with JavaScript. If JavaScript were enabled, an attacker could exploit this to steal information from another site. (CVE-2010-3178)

Dmitri GribenkoDmitri Gribenko discovered that Thunderbird did not properly setup the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3182).

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/998-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50083

File Name: ubuntu_USN-998-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/21/2010

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10

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: 10/20/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/21/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3175, CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3178, CVE-2010-3179, CVE-2010-3180, CVE-2010-3182, CVE-2010-3183

BID: 44243, 44245, 44247, 44248, 44249, 44251, 44252

USN: 998-1