USN-1011-2: Thunderbird vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1011-2
28th October, 2010
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 9.10
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Thunderbird could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted email message or news item.
- thunderbird - mail/news client with RSS and integrated spam filter support
USN-1011-1 fixed a vulnerability in Firefox. This update provides the
corresponding update for Thunderbird.
Original advisory details:
Morten Krakvik discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in Firefox. If a
user were tricked into navigating to a malicious site, an attacker could
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user
invoking the program.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 10.10:
- thunderbird 3.1.6+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- thunderbird 3.0.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
- Ubuntu 9.10:
- thunderbird 18.104.22.168+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.3
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
- thunderbird 22.214.171.124+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.2
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.