Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2296-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 76706

Synopsis

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

Description

Christian Holler, David Keeler and Byron Campen 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-2014-1547)

Atte Kettunen discovered a buffer overflow when interacting with WebAudio buffers. 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-2014-1549)

Atte Kettunen discovered a use-after-free in WebAudio. 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-2014-1550)

Jethro Beekman discovered a use-after-free when the FireOnStateChange event is triggered in some circumstances. 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-2014-1555)

Patrick Cozzi discovered a crash when using the Cesium JS library to generate WebGL content. If a user had enabled scripting, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privilges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1556)

Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free in CERT_DestroyCertificate. 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-2014-1544)

A crash was discovered in Skia when scaling an image, if the scaling operation takes too long. 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-2014-1557)

Christian Holler discovered several issues when parsing certificates with non-standard character encoding, resulting in the inability to use valid SSL certificates in some circumstances. (CVE-2014-1558, CVE-2014-1559, CVE-2014-1560)

Boris Zbarsky discovered that network redirects could cause an iframe to escape the confinements defined by its sandbox attribute in some circumstances. If a user had enabled scripting, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.
(CVE-2014-1552).

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/2296-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 76706

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2296-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/23

Updated: 2019/09/19

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:14.04

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: 2014/07/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1544, CVE-2014-1547, CVE-2014-1549, CVE-2014-1550, CVE-2014-1552, CVE-2014-1555, CVE-2014-1556, CVE-2014-1557, CVE-2014-1558, CVE-2014-1559, CVE-2014-1560

BID: 68810, 68811, 68812, 68813, 68814, 68815, 68816, 68820, 68821, 68822, 68824

USN: 2296-1