Ubuntu 2189-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

    Date30 Apr 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2189-1
    April 30, 2014
    
    thunderbird vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 13.10
    - 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:
    
    Bobby Holley, Carsten Book, Christoph Diehl, Gary Kwong, Jan de Mooij,
    Jesse Ruderman, Nathan Froyd 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-2014-1518)
    
    Abhishek Arya discovered an out of bounds read when decoding JPG images.
    An attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service
    via application crash. (CVE-2014-1523)
    
    Abhishek Arya discovered a buffer overflow when a script uses a non-XBL
    object as an XBL object. 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-2014-1524)
    
    Mariusz Mlynski discovered that sites with notification permissions can
    run script in a privileged context in some circumstances. If a user had
    enabled scripting, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary
    code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1529)
    
    It was discovered that browser history navigations could be used to load
    a site with the addressbar displaying the wrong address. If a user had
    enabled scripting, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct
    cross-site scripting or phishing attacks. (CVE-2014-1530)
    
    A use-after-free was discovered when resizing images in some
    circumstances. 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-2014-1531)
    
    Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free during
    host resolution in some circumstances. 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-2014-1532)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      thunderbird                     1:24.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 13.10:
      thunderbird                     1:24.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      thunderbird                     1:24.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      thunderbird                     1:24.5.0+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-2189-1
      CVE-2014-1518, CVE-2014-1523, CVE-2014-1524, CVE-2014-1529,
      CVE-2014-1530, CVE-2014-1531, CVE-2014-1532, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1313886
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:24.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    
    
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