Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2330-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 77664

Synopsis

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

Description

Jan de Mooij, Christian Holler, Karl Tomlinson, Randell Jesup, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman and JW Wang 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-2014-1553, CVE-2014-1562)

Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free during DOM interactions with SVG. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with scripting enabled, 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-2014-1563)

Michal Zalewski discovered that memory is not initialized properly during GIF rendering in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal confidential information. (CVE-2014-1564)

Holger Fuhrmannek discovered an out-of-bounds read in Web Audio. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash or steal confidential information. (CVE-2014-1565)

A use-after-free was discovered during text layout in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with scripting enabled, 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-2014-1567).

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/2330-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 77664

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2330-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/12

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:14.04

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: 2014/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1553, CVE-2014-1562, CVE-2014-1563, CVE-2014-1564, CVE-2014-1565, CVE-2014-1567

BID: 69519, 69520, 69521, 69523, 69524, 69525

USN: 2330-1