Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1254-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57393


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


It was discovered that CVE-2011-3004, which addressed possible privilege escalation in addons, also affected Thunderbird 3.1. An attacker could potentially exploit a user who had installed an add-on that used loadSubscript in vulnerable ways. (CVE-2011-3647)

Yosuke Hasegawa discovered that the Mozilla browser engine mishandled invalid sequences in the Shift-JIS encoding. It may be possible to trigger this crash without the use of debugging APIs, which might allow malicious websites to exploit this vulnerability. An attacker could possibly use this flaw this to steal data or inject malicious scripts into web content. (CVE-2011-3648)

Marc Schoenefeld discovered that using Firebug to profile a JavaScript file with many functions would cause Firefox to crash. An attacker might be able to exploit this without using the debugging APIs which would potentially allow an attacker to remotely crash Thunderbird.

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 thunderbird package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57393

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1254-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/23

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: 2011/12/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3004, CVE-2011-3647, CVE-2011-3648, CVE-2011-3650

BID: 50589, 50593, 50595

OSVDB: 76947, 76948, 76952

USN: 1254-1