Ubuntu 2053-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

    Date11 Dec 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2053-1
    December 11, 2013
    
    thunderbird vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.10
    - 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:
    
    Ben Turner, Bobby Holley, Jesse Ruderman and Christian Holler discovered
    multiple memory safety issues in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to
    opening a specially crafted message with 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-2013-5609)
    
    Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free in
    event listeners. If a user had enabled scripting, 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-2013-5616)
    
    A use-after-free was discovered in the table editing interface. 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-2013-5618)
    
    Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a crash when inserting
    an ordered list in to a document using script. If a user had enabled
    scripting, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute
    arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
    (CVE-2013-6671)
    
    Sijie Xia discovered that trust settings for built-in EV root certificates
    were ignored under certain circumstances, removing the ability for a user
    to manually untrust certificates from specific authorities.
    (CVE-2013-6673)
    
    Tyson Smith, Jesse Schwartzentruber and Atte Kettunen discovered a
    use-after-free in functions for synthetic mouse movement handling. If a
    user had enabled scripting, 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-2013-5613)
    
    Eric Faust discovered that GetElementIC typed array stubs can be generated
    outside observed typesets. If a user had enabled scripting, an attacker
    could possibly exploit this to cause undefined behaviour with a potential
    security impact. (CVE-2013-5615)
    
    Michal Zalewski discovered several issues with JPEG image handling. An
    attacker could potentially exploit these to obtain sensitive information.
    (CVE-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6630)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 13.10:
      thunderbird                     1:24.2.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 13.04:
      thunderbird                     1:24.2.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      thunderbird                     1:24.2.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      thunderbird                     1:24.2.0+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-2053-1
      CVE-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5613, CVE-2013-5615, CVE-2013-5616,
      CVE-2013-5618, CVE-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6630, CVE-2013-6671,
      CVE-2013-6673, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1258653
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.2.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.2.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.2.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.2.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    
    
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