Ubuntu 1925-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

    Date07 Aug 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1925-1
    August 07, 2013
    
    thunderbird vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.04
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.
    
    Software Description:
    - thunderbird: Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client
    
    Details:
    
    Jeff Gilbert and Henrik Skupin discovered multiple memory safety issues
    in Thunderbird. If the user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted
    message with scripting enabled, an attacker could possibly exploit these
    to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute
    arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
    (CVE-2013-1701)
    
    It was discovered that a document's URI could be set to the URI of
    a different document. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker
    could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)
    attacks. (CVE-2013-1709)
    
    A flaw was discovered when generating a CRMF request in certain
    circumstances. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could
    potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks,
    or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
    Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1710)
    
    Cody Crews discovered that some Javascript components performed security
    checks against the wrong URI, potentially bypassing same-origin policy
    restrictions. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could exploit
    this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or install addons
    from a malicious site. (CVE-2013-1713)
    
    Federico Lanusse discovered that web workers could bypass cross-origin
    checks when using XMLHttpRequest. If a user had scripting enabled, an
    attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting
    (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-1714)
    
    Georgi Guninski and John Schoenick discovered that Java applets could
    access local files under certain circumstances. If a user had scripting
    enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal confidential
    data. (CVE-2013-1717)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 13.04:
      thunderbird                     17.0.8+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      thunderbird                     17.0.8+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      thunderbird                     17.0.8+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart Thunderbird to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1925-1
      CVE-2013-1701, CVE-2013-1709, CVE-2013-1710, CVE-2013-1713,
      CVE-2013-1714, CVE-2013-1717, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1208041
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/17.0.8+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/17.0.8+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/17.0.8+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    
    
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