USN-1400-4: Thunderbird regressions

3 April 2012

thunderbird regressions

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

  • Ubuntu 11.10

Summary

USN-1400-3 introduced regressions in Thunderbird.

Software Description

  • thunderbird - Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client

Details

USN-1400-3 fixed vulnerabilities in Thunderbird. The new Thunderbird version caused a regression in IMAP connections and mail filtering. This update fixes the problem.

Original advisory details:

Soroush Dalili discovered that Firefox did not adequately protect against dropping JavaScript links onto a frame. A remote attacker could, through cross-site scripting (XSS), exploit this to modify the contents or steal confidential data. (CVE-2012-0455)

Atte Kettunen discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in Firefox’s handling of SVG animations. An attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2012-0457)

Atte Kettunen discovered an out of bounds read vulnerability in Firefox’s handling of SVG Filters. An attacker could potentially exploit this to make data from the user’s memory accessible to the page content. (CVE-2012-0456)

Mike Brooks discovered that using carriage return line feed (CRLF) injection, one could introduce a new Content Security Policy (CSP) rule which allows for cross-site scripting (XSS) on sites with a separate header injection vulnerability. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing a specially crafted page, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same domain. (CVE-2012-0451)

Mariusz Mlynski discovered that the Home button accepted JavaScript links to set the browser Home page. An attacker could use this vulnerability to get the script URL loaded in the privileged about:sessionrestore context. (CVE-2012-0458)

Daniel Glazman discovered that the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) implementation is vulnerable to crashing due to modification of a keyframe followed by access to the cssText of the keyframe. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted web 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 Firefox. (CVE-2012-0459)

Matt Brubeck discovered that Firefox did not properly restrict access to the window.fullScreen object. If the user were tricked into opening a specially crafted web page, an attacker could potentially use this vulnerability to spoof the user interface. (CVE-2012-0460)

Bob Clary, Christian Holler, Jesse Ruderman, Michael Bebenita, David Anderson, Jeff Walden, Vincenzo Iozzo, and Willem Pinckaers discovered memory safety issues affecting Firefox. 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 Firefox. (CVE-2012-0461, CVE-2012-0462, CVE-2012-0464)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.10
thunderbird - 11.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1

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