Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2754-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 86293
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Synopsis

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

Description

Andrew Osmond, Olli Pettay, Andrew Sutherland, Christian Holler, David Major, Andrew McCreight, and Cameron McCormack discovered multiple memory safety issues in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, 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-2015-4500)

Khalil Zhani discovered a buffer overflow when parsing VP9 content in some circumstances. 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-2015-4506)

A use-after-free was discovered when manipulating HTML media content in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, 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-2015-4509)

Atte Kettunen discovered a buffer overflow in the nestegg library when decoding WebM format video in some circumstances. 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-2015-4511)

Ronald Crane reported multiple vulnerabilities. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, 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-2015-4517, CVE-2015-4521, CVE-2015-4522, CVE-2015-7174, CVE-2015-7175, CVE-2015-7176, CVE-2015-7177, CVE-2015-7180)

Mario Gomes discovered that dragging and dropping an image after a redirect exposes the redirected URL to scripts. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2015-4519)

Ehsan Akhgari discovered 2 issues with CORS preflight requests. An attacker could potentially exploit these to bypass CORS restrictions.
(CVE-2015-4520).

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/2754-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86293

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2754-1.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/6/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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:15.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 10/5/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4500, CVE-2015-4506, CVE-2015-4509, CVE-2015-4511, CVE-2015-4517, CVE-2015-4519, CVE-2015-4520, CVE-2015-4521, CVE-2015-4522, CVE-2015-7174, CVE-2015-7175, CVE-2015-7176, CVE-2015-7177, CVE-2015-7180

USN: 2754-1