Ubuntu Security Notice USN-701-2
6th January, 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
enabled, these problems could allow an attacker to crash Thunderbird and
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-5500)
Boris Zbarsky discovered that the same-origin check in Thunderbird could be
attacker could exploit this to read data from other domains. (CVE-2008-5503)
Marius Schilder discovered that Thunderbird did not properly handle redirects
to an outside domain when an XMLHttpRequest was made to a same-origin resource.
revealed in the XMLHttpRequest response. (CVE-2008-5506)
Chris Evans discovered that Thunderbird did not properly protect a user's data
amount of private data. (CVE-2008-5507)
Chip Salzenberg, Justin Schuh, Tom Cross, and Peter William discovered
Thunderbird did not properly parse URLs when processing certain control
website or with chrome privileges. (CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
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.