Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2053-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 71375

Synopsis

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

Description

Ben Turner, Bobby Holley, Jesse Ruderman and Christian Holler discovered multiple memory safety issues in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with 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-2013-5609)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free in event listeners. If a user had enabled scripting, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5616)

A use-after-free was discovered in the table editing interface. An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5618)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a crash when inserting an ordered list in to a document using script. If a user had enabled scripting, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-6671)

Sijie Xia discovered that trust settings for built-in EV root certificates were ignored under certain circumstances, removing the ability for a user to manually untrust certificates from specific authorities. (CVE-2013-6673)

Tyson Smith, Jesse Schwartzentruber and Atte Kettunen discovered a use-after-free in functions for synthetic mouse movement handling. If a user had enabled scripting, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2013-5613)

Eric Faust discovered that GetElementIC typed array stubs can be generated outside observed typesets. If a user had enabled scripting, an attacker could possibly exploit this to cause undefined behaviour with a potential security impact. (CVE-2013-5615)

Michal Zalewski discovered several issues with JPEG image handling. An attacker could potentially exploit these to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6630).

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/2053-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 71375

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2053-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/12

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:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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: 2013/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5613, CVE-2013-5615, CVE-2013-5616, CVE-2013-5618, CVE-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6630, CVE-2013-6671, CVE-2013-6673

BID: 64203, 64204, 64209, 64211, 64216

USN: 2053-1