USN-1050-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

03 March 2011

Thunderbird could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened specially crafted mail.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Jesse Ruderman, Igor Bukanov, Olli Pettay, Gary Kwong, Jeff Walden, Henry
Sivonen, Martijn Wargers, David Baron and Marcia Knous discovered several
memory issues in the browser engine. An attacker could exploit these to
crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary code as the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2011-0053, CVE-2011-0062)

Roberto Suggi Liverani discovered a possible issue with unsafe JavaScript
execution in chrome documents. A malicious extension could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with chrome privlieges. (CVE-2010-1585)

Jordi Chancel discovered a buffer overlow in the JPEG decoding engine. An
attacker could exploit this to crash the browser or possibly run arbitrary
code as the user invoking the program. (CVE-2011-0061)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

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

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