USN-3165-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

28 January 2017

thunderbird vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • 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

Multiple memory safety issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9893, CVE-2017-5373)

Andrew Krasichkov discovered that event handlers on <marquee> elements were executed despite a Content Security Policy (CSP) that disallowed inline JavaScript. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2016-9895)

A memory corruption issue was discovered in WebGL in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9897)

A use-after-free was discovered when manipulating DOM subtrees in the Editor. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9898)

A use-after-free was discovered when manipulating DOM events and audio elements. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9899)

It was discovered that external resources that should be blocked when loading SVG images can bypass security restrictions using data: URLs. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-9900)

Jann Horn discovered that JavaScript Map/Set were vulnerable to timing attacks. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information across domains. (CVE-2016-9904)

A crash was discovered in EnumerateSubDocuments while adding or removing sub-documents. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9905)

JIT code allocation can allow a bypass of ASLR protections in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5375)

Nicolas Grégoire discovered a use-after-free when manipulating XSL in XSLT documents in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5376)

Jann Horn discovered that an object’s address could be discovered through hashed codes of JavaScript objects shared between pages. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2017-5378)

A use-after-free was discovered during DOM manipulation of SVG content in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5380)

Armin Razmjou discovered that certain unicode glyphs do not trigger punycode display. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to spoof the URL bar contents. (CVE-2017-5383)

Jerri Rice discovered insecure communication methods in the Dev Tools JSON Viewer. An attacker could potentially exploit this to gain additional privileges. (CVE-2017-5390)

Filipe Gomes discovered a use-after-free in the media decoder in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5396)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
thunderbird - 1:45.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
thunderbird - 1:45.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
thunderbird - 1:45.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
thunderbird - 1:45.7.0+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.

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