Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2373-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 78504

Synopsis

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

Description

Bobby Holley, Christian Holler, David Bolter, Byron Campen and Jon Coppeard 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-2014-1574)

Atte Kettunen discovered a buffer overflow during CSS manipulation. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, 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-2014-1576)

Holger Fuhrmannek discovered an out-of-bounds read with Web Audio. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal sensitive information. (CVE-2014-1577)

Abhishek Arya discovered an out-of-bounds write when buffering WebM video 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-2014-1578)

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-2014-1581)

Eric Shepherd and Jan-Ivar Bruaroey discovered issues with video sharing via WebRTC in iframes, where video continues to be shared after being stopped and navigating to a new site doesn't turn off the camera. An attacker could potentially exploit this to access the camera without the user being aware. (CVE-2014-1585, CVE-2014-1586).

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/2373-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78504

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2373-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/16

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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: 2014/10/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1574, CVE-2014-1576, CVE-2014-1577, CVE-2014-1578, CVE-2014-1581, CVE-2014-1585, CVE-2014-1586

BID: 70424, 70426, 70428, 70430, 70436, 70440

USN: 2373-1