USN-2032-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

21 November 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


Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Software Description

  • thunderbird - Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client


Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could possibly exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, potentially execute arbitrary code, or lead to information disclosure. (CVE-2013-1741, CVE-2013-2566, CVE-2013-5605, CVE-2013-5607)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
thunderbird - 1:24.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.13.10.1
Ubuntu 13.04
thunderbird - 1:24.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1
Ubuntu 12.10
thunderbird - 1:24.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
thunderbird - 1:24.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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