USN-605-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

6 May 2008

mozilla-thunderbird, thunderbird vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • thunderbird
  • mozilla-thunderbird

Details

Various flaws were discovered in the JavaScript engine. If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening a malicious email, an attacker could escalate privileges within Thunderbird, perform cross-site scripting attacks and/or execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235)

Several problems were discovered in Thunderbird which could lead to crashes and memory corruption. If a user had JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening a malicious email, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges. (CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
thunderbird - 2.0.0.14+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
Ubuntu 7.10
thunderbird - 2.0.0.14+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.7.10.0
Ubuntu 7.04
mozilla-thunderbird - 1.5.0.13+1.5.0.15~prepatch080417a-0ubuntu0.7.04.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
mozilla-thunderbird - 1.5.0.13+1.5.0.15~prepatch080417a-0ubuntu0.6.06.1

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.

References