Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1122-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 55080

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that there was a vulnerability in the memory handling of certain types of content. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2011-0081)

It was discovered that Thunderbird incorrectly handled certain JavaScript requests. If JavaScript were enabled, an attacker could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0069)

Ian Beer discovered a vulnerability in the memory handling of a certain types of documents. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0070)

Bob Clary, Henri Sivonen, Marco Bonardo, Mats Palmgren and Jesse Ruderman discovered several memory vulnerabilities. An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0080)

Aki Helin discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the HTML rendering code. An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0074, CVE-2011-0075)

Ian Beer discovered multiple overflow vulnerabilities. An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0077, CVE-2011-0078)

Martin Barbella discovered a memory vulnerability in the handling of certain DOM elements. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0072)

It was discovered that there were use-after-free vulnerabilities in Thunderbird's mChannel and mObserverList objects. An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0065, CVE-2011-0066)

It was discovered that there was a vulnerability in the handling of the nsTreeSelection element. An attacker sending a specially crafted E-Mail could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0073)

Paul Stone discovered a vulnerability in the handling of Java applets.
If plugins were enabled, an attacker could use this to mimic interaction with form autocomplete controls and steal entries from the form history. (CVE-2011-0067)

Soroush Dalili discovered a vulnerability in the resource: protocol.
This could potentially allow an attacker to load arbitrary files that were accessible to the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0071)

Chris Evans discovered a vulnerability in Thunderbird's XSLT generate-id() function. An attacker could possibly use this vulnerability to make other attacks more reliable. (CVE-2011-1202).

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 thunderbird package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1122-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 55080

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1122-1.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/13

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, 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: 2011/05/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/03/10

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Mozilla Firefox "nsTreeRange" Dangling Pointer Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0065, CVE-2011-0066, CVE-2011-0067, CVE-2011-0069, CVE-2011-0070, CVE-2011-0071, CVE-2011-0072, CVE-2011-0073, CVE-2011-0074, CVE-2011-0075, CVE-2011-0077, CVE-2011-0078, CVE-2011-0080, CVE-2011-0081, CVE-2011-1202

BID: 47641, 47646, 47647, 47648, 47651, 47653, 47654, 47655, 47656, 47659, 47662, 47663, 47666, 47667, 47668

USN: 1122-1