Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1185-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 55982

Synopsis

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

Description

Gary Kwong, Igor Bukanov, and Bob Clary discovered multiple memory vulnerabilities in the Gecko rendering engine. An attacker could use these to possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-2982)

It was discovered that a vulnerability in event management code could permit JavaScript to be run in the wrong context. This could potentially allow a malicious website to run code as another website or with escalated privileges in a chrome-privileged context.
(CVE-2011-2981)

It was discovered that an SVG text manipulation routine contained a dangling pointer vulnerability. An attacker could potentially use this to crash Thunderbird or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0084)

It was discovered that web content could receive chrome privileges if it registered for drop events and a browser tab element was dropped into the content area. This could potentially allow a malicious website to run code with escalated privileges within Thunderbird.
(CVE-2011-2984)

It was discovered that appendChild contained a dangling pointer vulnerability. An attacker could potentially use this to crash Thunderbird or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-2378)

It was discovered that data from other domains could be read when RegExp.input was set. This could potentially allow a malicious website access to private data from other domains. (CVE-2011-2983).

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/1185-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 55982

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1185-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/08/26

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

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: 2011/08/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0084, CVE-2011-2378, CVE-2011-2981, CVE-2011-2982, CVE-2011-2983, CVE-2011-2984

BID: 49213, 49214, 49216, 49218, 49219, 49223

USN: 1185-1