USN-1350-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

8 February 2012

thunderbird vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Software Description

  • thunderbird - Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client

Details

Jesse Ruderman and Bob Clary discovered memory safety issues affecting Thunderbird. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0442)

It was discovered that Thunderbird did not properly handle node removal in the DOM. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3659)

It was discovered that memory corruption could occur during the decoding of Ogg Vorbis files. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0444)

Nicolas Gregoire and Aki Helin discovered that when processing a malformed embedded XSLT stylesheet, Thunderbird can crash due to memory corruption. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0449)

Gregory Fleischer discovered that requests using IPv6 hostname syntax through certain proxies might generate errors. An attacker might be able to use this to read sensitive data from the error messages. (CVE-2011-3670)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.04
thunderbird - 3.1.18+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
Ubuntu 10.10
thunderbird - 3.1.18+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
thunderbird - 3.1.18+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to restart Thunderbird to make all the necessary changes.

References