Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2859-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87915

Synopsis

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

Description

Andrei Vaida, Jesse Ruderman, Bob Clary, and Jesse Ruderman 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-2015-7201)

Ronald Crane discovered a buffer overflow through code inspection. 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-2015-7205)

Abhishek Arya discovered an integer overflow when allocating large textures. 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-2015-7212)

Ronald Crane dicovered an integer overflow when processing MP4 format video 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-2015-7213)

Tsubasa Iinuma discovered a way to bypass same-origin restrictions using data: and view-source: URLs. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information and read local files. (CVE-2015-7214).

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/2859-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87915

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2859-1.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/14

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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: 2016/01/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7201, CVE-2015-7205, CVE-2015-7212, CVE-2015-7213, CVE-2015-7214

USN: 2859-1