USN-2010-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

31 October 2013

thunderbird vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • 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

Multiple memory safety issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with scripting enabled, an attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1739, CVE-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5591)

Jordi Chancel discovered that HTML select elements could display arbitrary content. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct URL spoofing or clickjacking attacks. (CVE-2013-5593)

Abhishek Arya discovered a crash when processing XSLT data in some circumstances. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5604)

Dan Gohman discovered a flaw in the Javascript engine. If a user had enabled scripting, when combined with other vulnerabilities an attacker could possibly exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5595)

Ezra Pool discovered a crash on extremely large pages. If a user had scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5596)

Byoungyoung Lee discovered a use-after-free when updating the offline cache. If a user had 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-2013-5597)

Multiple use-after-free flaws were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user had 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-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601)

A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the Javascript engine when using workers with direct proxies. If a user had 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-2013-5602)

Abhishek Arya discovered a use-after-free when interacting with HTML document templates. If a user had 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-2013-5603)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
thunderbird - 1:24.1.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.10.1
Ubuntu 13.04
thunderbird - 1:24.1.0+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
Ubuntu 12.10
thunderbird - 1:24.1.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
thunderbird - 1:24.1.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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