Ubuntu Security Notice USN-503-1
24th August, 2007
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.04
- Ubuntu 6.10
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
tricking a user into opening a malicious email, an attacker could execute
is disabled by default for emails, and it is not recommended to enable it.
(CVE-2007-3734, CVE-2007-3735, CVE-2007-3844)
Jesper Johansson discovered that spaces and double-quotes were
not correctly handled when launching external programs. In rare
configurations, after tricking a user into opening a malicious email,
an attacker could execute helpers with arbitrary arguments with the
user's privileges. (CVE-2007-3670, CVE-2007-3845)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 7.04:
- mozilla-thunderbird 126.96.36.199-0ubuntu0.7.04
- Ubuntu 6.10:
- mozilla-thunderbird 188.8.131.52-0ubuntu0.6.10
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
- mozilla-thunderbird 184.108.40.206-0ubuntu0.6.06
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.