Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1510-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60014

Synopsis

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

Description

Benoit Jacob, Jesse Ruderman, Christian Holler, Bill McCloskey, Brian Smith, Gary Kwong, Christoph Diehl, Chris Jones, Brad Lassey, and Kyle Huey discovered memory safety issues affecting Thunderbird. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-1948, CVE-2012-1949)

Abhishek Arya discovered four memory safety issues affecting Thunderbird. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-1951, CVE-2012-1952, CVE-2012-1953, CVE-2012-1954)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered that the address bar may be incorrectly updated. Calls to history.forward and history.back could be used to navigate to a site while the address bar still displayed the previous site. A remote attacker could exploit this to conduct phishing attacks. (CVE-2012-1955)

Mario Heiderich discovered that HTML <embed> tags were not filtered out of the HTML <description> of RSS feeds. A remote attacker could exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via JavaScript execution in the HTML feed view. (CVE-2012-1957)

Arthur Gerkis discovered a use-after-free vulnerability. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could possibly exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-1958)

Bobby Holley discovered that same-compartment security wrappers (SCSW) could be bypassed to allow XBL access. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could possibly exploit this to execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-1959)

Tony Payne discovered an out-of-bounds memory read in Mozilla's color management library (QCMS). If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted color profile, an attacker could possibly exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash.
(CVE-2012-1960)

Frederic Buclin discovered that the X-Frame-Options header was ignored when its value was specified multiple times. An attacker could exploit this to conduct clickjacking attacks. (CVE-2012-1961)

Bill Keese discovered a memory corruption vulnerability. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could possibly exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-1962)

Karthikeyan Bhargavan discovered an information leakage vulnerability in the Content Security Policy (CSP) 1.0 implementation. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could possibly exploit this to access a user's OAuth 2.0 access tokens and OpenID credentials. (CVE-2012-1963)

It was discovered that the execution of javascript: URLs was not properly handled in some cases. A remote attacker could exploit this to execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2012-1967).

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/1510-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60014

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1510-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/07/18

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1948, CVE-2012-1949, CVE-2012-1951, CVE-2012-1952, CVE-2012-1953, CVE-2012-1954, CVE-2012-1955, CVE-2012-1957, CVE-2012-1958, CVE-2012-1959, CVE-2012-1960, CVE-2012-1961, CVE-2012-1962, CVE-2012-1963, CVE-2012-1967

BID: 54572, 54573, 54574, 54575, 54576, 54578, 54580, 54583, 54584, 54586

USN: 1510-1