Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-1952-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 69970
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple memory safety issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to 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-2013-1718)

Atte Kettunen discovered a flaw in the HTML5 Tree Builder when interacting with template elements. If a user had scripting enabled, in some circumstances an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1720)

Alex Chapman discovered an integer overflow vulnerability in the ANGLE library. 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-2013-1721)

Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free in the Animation Manager. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacked could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1722)

Scott Bell discovered a use-after-free when using a select element. 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-2013-1724)

It was discovered that the scope of new JavaScript objects could be accessed before their compartment is initialized. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2013-1725)

Dan Gohman discovered that some variables and data were used in IonMonkey, without being initialized, which could lead to information leakage. (CVE-2013-1728)

Sachin Shinde discovered a crash when moving some XBL-backed nodes in to a document created by document.open(). If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-1730)

Aki Helin discovered a buffer overflow when combining lists, floats and multiple columns. 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-2013-1732)

Two memory corruption bugs when scrolling were discovered. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that user-defined getters on DOM proxies would use the expando object as 'this'. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this by tricking add-on code in to making incorrect security sensitive decisions based on malicious values. (CVE-2013-1737)

A use-after-free bug was discovered in Thunderbird. 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-2013-1738).

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/1952-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 69970

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1952-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/19/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/18/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/18/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1720, CVE-2013-1721, CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1724, CVE-2013-1725, CVE-2013-1728, CVE-2013-1730, CVE-2013-1732, CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736, CVE-2013-1737, CVE-2013-1738

BID: 62464, 62465, 62466, 62468, 62470

USN: 1952-1