Ubuntu Security Notice USN-998-1
20th October, 2010
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Thunderbird could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- thunderbird - mail/news client with RSS and integrated spam filter support
Paul Nickerson, Jesse Ruderman, Olli Pettay, Igor Bukanov, Josh Soref, Gary
Kwong, Martijn Wargers, Siddharth Agarwal and Michal Zalewski discovered
various flaws in the browser engine. An attacker could exploit this to
crash Thunderbird or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2010-3175, CVE-2010-3176)
Alexander Miller, Sergey Glazunov, and others discovered several flaws in
exploit this to crash Thunderbird or possibly run arbitrary code as the
user invoking the program. (CVE-2010-3179, CVE-2010-3180, CVE-2010-3183)
Eduardo Vela Nava discovered that Thunderbird could be made to violate the
enabled, an attacker could exploit this to steal information from another
Dmitri GribenkoDmitri Gribenko discovered that Thunderbird did not properly
setup the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. A local attacker could
exploit this to 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 3.1.5+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- thunderbird 3.0.9+build1+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.