USN-2506-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

3 March 2015

thunderbird vulnerabilities

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

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