USN-817-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-817-1

20th August, 2009

thunderbird vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Software description

  • thunderbird

Details

Several flaws were discovered in the rendering engine of Thunderbird. If
Javascript were enabled, an attacker could exploit these flaws to crash
Thunderbird.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.04:
thunderbird 2.0.0.23+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
Ubuntu 8.10:
thunderbird 2.0.0.23+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.10.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
thunderbird 2.0.0.23+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1

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

http://launchpad.net/bugs/416646