Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1050-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 52527


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


Jesse Ruderman, Igor Bukanov, Olli Pettay, Gary Kwong, Jeff Walden, Henry Sivonen, Martijn Wargers, David Baron and Marcia Knous discovered several memory issues in the browser engine. An attacker could exploit these to crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-0053, CVE-2011-0062)

Roberto Suggi Liverani discovered a possible issue with unsafe JavaScript execution in chrome documents. A malicious extension could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with chrome privlieges.

Jordi Chancel discovered a buffer overlow in the JPEG decoding engine.
An attacker could exploit this to crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-0061).

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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 52527

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1050-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/3/2011

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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: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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/2/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/28/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1585, CVE-2011-0053, CVE-2011-0061, CVE-2011-0062

BID: 46368, 46645, 46647, 46651

USN: 1050-1