Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2119-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 72599

Synopsis

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

Description

Christian Holler, Terrence Cole, Jesse Ruderman, Gary Kwong, Eric Rescorla, Jonathan Kew, Dan Gohman, Ryan VanderMeulen and Sotaro Ikeda 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-2014-1477)

Cody Crews discovered a method to bypass System Only Wrappers. If a user had enabled scripting, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal confidential data or execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1479)

Fredrik Lonnqvist discovered a use-after-free in Thunderbird. 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 priviliges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2014-1482)

Arthur Gerkis discovered a use-after-free in Thunderbird. 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 priviliges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2014-1486)

Masato Kinugawa discovered a cross-origin information leak in web worker error messages. If a user had enabled scripting, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal confidential information.
(CVE-2014-1487)

Several issues were discovered with ticket handling in NSS. An attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service or bypass cryptographic protection mechanisms. (CVE-2014-1490, CVE-2014-1491)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that security restrictions on window objects could be bypassed under certain circumstances. (CVE-2014-1481)

Fabian Cuchietti and Ateeq ur Rehman Khan discovered that it was possible to bypass JavaScript execution restrictions when replying to or forwarding mail messages in certain circumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this to steal confidential information or modify message content. (CVE-2013-6674).

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/2119-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 72599

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2119-1.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/20

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:13.10

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: 2014/02/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/02/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6674, CVE-2014-1477, CVE-2014-1479, CVE-2014-1481, CVE-2014-1482, CVE-2014-1486, CVE-2014-1487, CVE-2014-1490, CVE-2014-1491

BID: 65158, 65317, 65320, 65326, 65328, 65330, 65332, 65334, 65335

USN: 2119-1