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USN-1011-2: Thunderbird vulnerability

28 October 2010

Thunderbird could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted email message or news item.

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Releases

Packages

  • thunderbird - mail/news client with RSS and integrated spam filter support

Details

USN-1011-1 fixed a vulnerability in Firefox. This update provides the
corresponding update for Thunderbird.

Original advisory details:

Morten Krakvik discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in Firefox. If a
user were tricked into navigating to a malicious site, an attacker could
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user
invoking the program.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart Thunderbird to make all
the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-1011-1: firefox-3.5, firefox, abrowser, firefox-3.0
  • USN-1011-3: xulrunner-1.9.1, xulrunner-1.9.2