USN-382-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

21 November 2006

mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description

Details

USN-352-1 fixed a flaw in the verification of PKCS certificate signatures. Ulrich Kuehn discovered a variant of the original attack which the original fix did not cover. (CVE-2006-5462)

Various flaws have been reported that allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with user privileges by tricking the user into opening a malicious email containing JavaScript. Please note that JavaScript is disabled by default for emails, and it is not recommended to enable it. (CVE-2006-5463, CVE-2006-5464, CVE-2006-5747, CVE-2006-5748)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
mozilla-thunderbird - 1.5.0.8-0ubuntu0.6.10
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
mozilla-thunderbird - 1.5.0.8-0ubuntu0.6.06
Ubuntu 5.10
mozilla-thunderbird - 1.5.0.8-0ubuntu0.5.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Thunderbird to effect the necessary changes.

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