Ubuntu 2506-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

    Date03 Mar 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2506-1
    March 03, 2015
    
    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:
    
    Armin Razmdjou discovered that contents of locally readable files could
    be made available via manipulation of form autocomplete 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 obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2015-0822)
    
    Abhishek Arya discovered an out-of-bounds read and write when rendering
    SVG content 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 obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2015-0827)
    
    Paul Bandha discovered a use-after-free in IndexedDB. 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-2015-0831)
    
    Carsten Book, Christoph Diehl, Gary Kwong, Jan de Mooij, Liz Henry, Byron
    Campen, Tom Schuster, and Ryan VanderMeulen 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-2015-0836)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      thunderbird                     1:31.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      thunderbird                     1:31.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      thunderbird                     1:31.5.0+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-2506-1
      CVE-2015-0822, CVE-2015-0827, CVE-2015-0831, CVE-2015-0836
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:31.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:31.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:31.5.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    
    
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