Ubuntu 2428-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

    Date03 Dec 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2428-1
    December 03, 2014
    
    thunderbird vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.
    
    Software Description:
    - thunderbird: Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client
    
    Details:
    
    Gary Kwong, Randell Jesup, Nils Ohlmeier, Jesse Ruderman, and Max Jonas
    Werner 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-2014-1587)
    
    Joe Vennix discovered a crash when using XMLHttpRequest in some
    circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted
    message with scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this
    to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2014-1590)
    
    Berend-Jan Wever discovered a use-after-free during HTML parsing. If a
    user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with scripting
    enabled, 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-2014-1592)
    
    Abhishek Arya discovered a buffer overflow when parsing media content. If
    a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with
    scripting enabled, 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-2014-1593)
    
    Byoungyoung Lee, Chengyu Song, and Taesoo Kim discovered a bad cast in the
    compositor. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted
    message, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause undefined
    behaviour, a denial of service via application crash or execute abitrary
    code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1594)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      thunderbird                     1:31.3.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      thunderbird                     1:31.3.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      thunderbird                     1:31.3.0+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-2428-1
      CVE-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1590, CVE-2014-1592, CVE-2014-1593,
      CVE-2014-1594
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:31.3.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:31.3.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:31.3.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    
    
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