Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2428-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79716

Synopsis

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

Description

Gary Kwong, Randell Jesup, Nils Ohlmeier, Jesse Ruderman, and Max Jonas Werner 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-2014-1587)

Joe Vennix discovered a crash when using XMLHttpRequest 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. (CVE-2014-1590)

Berend-Jan Wever discovered a use-after-free during HTML parsing. 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-2014-1592)

Abhishek Arya discovered a buffer overflow when parsing media content.
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-2014-1593)

Byoungyoung Lee, Chengyu Song, and Taesoo Kim discovered a bad cast in the compositor. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause undefined behaviour, a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1594).

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/2428-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79716

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2428-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/04

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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: 2014/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1590, CVE-2014-1592, CVE-2014-1593, CVE-2014-1594

BID: 71391, 71395, 71396, 71397, 71398

USN: 2428-1