Ubuntu 1122-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

    Date05 May 2011
    CategoryUbuntu
    54
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Thunderbird could be made to run programs as your login if it opened specially crafted mail.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1122-1
    May 05, 2011
    
    thunderbird vulnerabilities
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 10.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Thunderbird could be made to run programs as your login if it opened
    specially crafted mail.
    
    Software Description:
    - thunderbird: mail/news client with RSS and integrated spam filter support
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that there was a vulnerability in the memory handling of
    certain types of content. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run
    arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0081)
    
    It was discovered that Thunderbird incorrectly handled certain JavaScript
    requests. If JavaScript were enabled, an attacker could exploit this to
    possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
    (CVE-2011-0069)
    
    Ian Beer discovered a vulnerability in the memory handling of a certain
    types of documents. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run
    arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0070)
    
    Bob Clary, Henri Sivonen, Marco Bonardo, Mats Palmgren and Jesse Ruderman
    discovered several memory vulnerabilities. An attacker could exploit these
    to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
    (CVE-2011-0080)
    
    Aki Helin discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the HTML rendering code.
    An attacker could exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user
    running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0074, CVE-2011-0075)
    
    Ian Beer discovered multiple overflow vulnerabilities. An attacker could
    exploit these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running
    Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0077, CVE-2011-0078)
    
    Martin Barbella discovered a memory vulnerability in the handling of
    certain DOM elements. An attacker could exploit this to possibly run
    arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0072)
    
    It was discovered that there were use-after-free vulnerabilities in
    Thunderbird's mChannel and mObserverList objects. An attacker could exploit
    these to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
    (CVE-2011-0065, CVE-2011-0066)
    
    It was discovered that there was a vulnerability in the handling of the
    nsTreeSelection element. An attacker sending a specially crafted E-Mail
    could exploit this to possibly run arbitrary code as the user running
    Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0073)
    
    Paul Stone discovered a vulnerability in the handling of Java applets. If
    plugins were enabled, an attacker could use this to mimic interaction with
    form autocomplete controls and steal entries from the form history.
    (CVE-2011-0067)
    
    Soroush Dalili discovered a vulnerability in the resource: protocol. This
    could potentially allow an attacker to load arbitrary files that were
    accessible to the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0071)
    
    Chris Evans discovered a vulnerability in Thunderbird's XSLT generate-id()
    function. An attacker could possibly use this vulnerability to make other
    attacks more reliable. (CVE-2011-1202)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 10.10:
      thunderbird                     3.1.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      thunderbird                     3.1.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart Thunderbird to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      CVE-2011-0065, CVE-2011-0066, CVE-2011-0067, CVE-2011-0069,
      CVE-2011-0070, CVE-2011-0071, CVE-2011-0072, CVE-2011-0073,
      CVE-2011-0074, CVE-2011-0075, CVE-2011-0077, CVE-2011-0078,
      CVE-2011-0080, CVE-2011-0081, CVE-2011-1202
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/3.1.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/3.1.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
    
    
    
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"23","type":"x","order":"1","pct":53.49,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"2","pct":11.63,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"15","type":"x","order":"3","pct":34.88,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.