Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2506-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81644

Synopsis

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

Description

Armin Razmdjou discovered that contents of locally readable files could be made available via manipulation of form autocomplete 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 obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2015-0822)

Abhishek Arya discovered an out-of-bounds read and write when rendering SVG content 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 obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2015-0827)

Paul Bandha discovered a use-after-free in IndexedDB. 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-2015-0831)

Carsten Book, Christoph Diehl, Gary Kwong, Jan de Mooij, Liz Henry, Byron Campen, Tom Schuster, and Ryan VanderMeulen 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-2015-0836).

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/2506-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81644

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2506-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/5/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/3/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/25/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0822, CVE-2015-0827, CVE-2015-0831, CVE-2015-0836

USN: 2506-1