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USN-2373-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

15 October 2014

Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Releases

Packages

  • thunderbird - Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client

Details

Bobby Holley, Christian Holler, David Bolter, Byron Campen and Jon
Coppeard discovered multiple memory safety issues in Thunderbird. If a
user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with scripting
enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of
service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1574)

Atte Kettunen discovered a buffer overflow during CSS manipulation. If a
user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker
could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via
application crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1576)

Holger Fuhrmannek discovered an out-of-bounds read with Web Audio. If a
user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with scripting
enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to steal sensitive
information. (CVE-2014-1577)

Abhishek Arya discovered an out-of-bounds write when buffering WebM video
in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially
crafted message with scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially
exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash or execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2014-1578)

A use-after-free was discovered during text layout in some circumstances.
If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message with
scripting enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a
denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1581)

Eric Shepherd and Jan-Ivar Bruaroey discovered issues with video sharing
via WebRTC in iframes, where video continues to be shared after being
stopped and navigating to a new site doesn't turn off the camera. An
attacker could potentially exploit this to access the camera without the
user being aware. (CVE-2014-1585, CVE-2014-1586)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-2372-1: firefox-locale-ast, firefox-locale-sq, firefox-locale-de, firefox-locale-hi, firefox-locale-zh-hant, firefox-locale-as, firefox-locale-ga, firefox-locale-be, firefox-locale-da, firefox-locale-pl, firefox-locale-ko, firefox-locale-sk, firefox-locale-ru, firefox-locale-hy, firefox-locale-lv, firefox-locale-si, firefox-locale-et, firefox-locale-hu, firefox-locale-bn, firefox-locale-mk, firefox-locale-ca, firefox-locale-te, firefox-locale-gu, firefox-locale-zu, firefox-locale-ja, firefox-locale-sw, firefox-locale-th, firefox-locale-ar, firefox-locale-xh, firefox-mozsymbols, firefox-locale-gd, firefox-locale-ku, firefox-globalmenu, firefox-locale-es, firefox-locale-fi, firefox-locale-ms, firefox-locale-csb, firefox-locale-mr, firefox-locale-eu, firefox-locale-nl, firefox-locale-km, firefox-locale-or, firefox-dev, firefox-locale-eo, firefox-locale-oc, firefox-locale-sl, firefox-locale-id, firefox-locale-vi, firefox-locale-nso, firefox-locale-fa, firefox-locale-lg, firefox-locale-mn, firefox-locale-mai, firefox-locale-pa, firefox-locale-cs, firefox-locale-kk, firefox-locale-ka, firefox-locale-ro, firefox-locale-an, firefox-locale-bg, firefox, firefox-locale-en, firefox-locale-hr, firefox-locale-ml, firefox-locale-bs, firefox-locale-az, firefox-locale-is, firefox-locale-kn, firefox-locale-nb, firefox-locale-fy, firefox-locale-it, firefox-locale-sv, firefox-locale-af, firefox-locale-gl, firefox-locale-pt, firefox-locale-ta, firefox-locale-cy, firefox-locale-hsb, firefox-locale-br, firefox-locale-uk, firefox-locale-zh-hans, firefox-locale-he, firefox-locale-sr, firefox-locale-el, firefox-locale-lt, firefox-locale-nn, firefox-testsuite, firefox-locale-tr, firefox-locale-fr