USN-943-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-943-1

6th July, 2010

thunderbird vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Software description

  • thunderbird

Details

Martin Barbella discovered an integer overflow in an XSLT node sorting
routine. An attacker could exploit this to overflow a buffer and cause a
denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1199)

An integer overflow was discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked
into viewing malicious content, an attacker could overflow a buffer and
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1196)

Several flaws were discovered in the browser engine of Thunderbird. If a
user were tricked into viewing a malicious site, a remote attacker could
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1200, CVE-2010-1201,
CVE-2010-1202, CVE-2010-1203)

If was discovered that Thunderbird could be made to access freed memory. If
a user were tricked into viewing a malicious site, a remote attacker could
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-1121)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
thunderbird 3.0.5+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

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.

References

CVE-2010-1121, CVE-2010-1196, CVE-2010-1199, CVE-2010-1200, CVE-2010-1201, CVE-2010-1202, CVE-2010-1203