Ubuntu 1952-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

    Date18 Sep 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1952-1
    September 18, 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:
    
    Multiple memory safety issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a 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-2013-1718)
    
    Atte Kettunen discovered a flaw in the HTML5 Tree Builder when interacting
    with template elements. If a user had scripting enabled, in some
    circumstances an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute
    arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
    (CVE-2013-1720)
    
    Alex Chapman discovered an integer overflow vulnerability in the ANGLE
    library. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially
    exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
    invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1721)
    
    Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free in the Animation Manager. If
    a user had scripting enabled, an attacked could potentially exploit this
    to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
    Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1722)
    
    Scott Bell discovered a use-after-free when using a select element. If
    a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this
    to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
    Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1724)
    
    It was discovered that the scope of new Javascript objects could be
    accessed before their compartment is initialized. If a user had scripting
    enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute code with
    the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1725)
    
    Dan Gohman discovered that some variables and data were used in IonMonkey,
    without being initialized, which could lead to information leakage.
    (CVE-2013-1728)
    
    Sachin Shinde discovered a crash when moving some XBL-backed nodes
    in to a document created by document.open(). If a user had scripting
    enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial
    of service. (CVE-2013-1730)
    
    Aki Helin discovered a buffer overflow when combining lists, floats and
    multiple columns. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could
    potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges
    of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1732)
    
    Two memory corruption bugs when scrolling were discovered. If a user had
    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-2013-1735,
    CVE-2013-1736)
    
    Boris Zbarsky discovered that user-defined getters on DOM proxies would
    use the expando object as "this". If a user had scripting enabled, an
    attacker could potentially exploit this by tricking add-on code in to
    making incorrect security sensitive decisions based on malicious values.
    (CVE-2013-1737)
    
    A use-after-free bug was discovered in Thunderbird. If a user had
    scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute
    arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
    (CVE-2013-1738)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 13.04:
      thunderbird                     1:24.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      thunderbird                     1:24.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      thunderbird                     1:24.0+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-1952-1
      CVE-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1720, CVE-2013-1721, CVE-2013-1722,
      CVE-2013-1724, CVE-2013-1725, CVE-2013-1728, CVE-2013-1730,
      CVE-2013-1732, CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736, CVE-2013-1737,
      CVE-2013-1738, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1224912
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    
    
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