Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1891-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 67001
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Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple memory safety issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted message with scripting enabled, an attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2013-1682)

Abhishek Arya discovered multiple use-after-free bugs. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted message with scripting enabled, an attacker could possibly exploit these to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2013-1684, CVE-2013-1685, CVE-2013-1686)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered that user defined code within the XBL scope of an element could be made to bypass System Only Wrappers (SOW). If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1687)

A crash was discovered when reloading a page that contained content using the onreadystatechange event. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1690)

Johnathan Kuskos discovered that Thunderbird sent data in the body of XMLHttpRequest HEAD requests. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could exploit this to conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. (CVE-2013-1692)

Paul Stone discovered a timing flaw in the processing of SVG images with filters. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could exploit this to view sensitive information. (CVE-2013-1693)

Boris Zbarsky discovered a flaw in PreserveWrapper. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1694)

It was discovered that XrayWrappers could be bypassed to call content-defined methods in certain circumstances. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could exploit this to cause undefined behaviour. (CVE-2013-1697).

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/1891-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 67001

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1891-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/27/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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: 6/26/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/25/2013

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox onreadystatechange Event DocumentViewerImpl Use After Free)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1682, CVE-2013-1684, CVE-2013-1685, CVE-2013-1686, CVE-2013-1687, CVE-2013-1690, CVE-2013-1692, CVE-2013-1693, CVE-2013-1694, CVE-2013-1697

USN: 1891-1