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USN-2428-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

3 December 2014

Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Releases

Packages

  • thunderbird - Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client

Details

Gary Kwong, Randell Jesup, Nils Ohlmeier, Jesse Ruderman, and Max Jonas
Werner 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-2014-1587)

Joe Vennix discovered a crash when using XMLHttpRequest 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. (CVE-2014-1590)

Berend-Jan Wever discovered a use-after-free during HTML parsing. 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-2014-1592)

Abhishek Arya discovered a buffer overflow when parsing media content. 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-2014-1593)

Byoungyoung Lee, Chengyu Song, and Taesoo Kim discovered a bad cast in the
compositor. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted
message, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause undefined
behaviour, a denial of service via application crash or execute abitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1594)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
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-2424-1: firefox-globalmenu, firefox-locale-ko, firefox-locale-it, firefox-locale-ga, firefox-locale-es, firefox-locale-km, firefox-locale-en, firefox-locale-fy, firefox-locale-hi, firefox-locale-fi, firefox-locale-mai, firefox-locale-cs, firefox-testsuite, firefox-locale-pl, firefox-locale-sv, firefox-locale-hr, firefox-locale-bg, firefox-locale-eu, firefox-locale-ro, firefox-locale-ms, firefox-locale-or, firefox-locale-ka, firefox-locale-br, firefox-locale-nso, firefox-locale-lt, firefox-locale-hsb, firefox-locale-oc, firefox-locale-ku, firefox-locale-zh-hans, firefox-locale-ast, firefox-locale-nn, firefox-locale-mn, firefox-locale-hy, firefox-locale-af, firefox-locale-te, firefox-locale-is, firefox-locale-id, firefox-locale-mr, firefox-locale-da, firefox-locale-eo, firefox, firefox-locale-vi, firefox-locale-he, firefox-locale-th, firefox-locale-sw, firefox-locale-az, firefox-locale-zu, firefox-locale-hu, firefox-locale-an, firefox-locale-kn, firefox-locale-kk, firefox-locale-sl, firefox-locale-el, firefox-locale-ca, firefox-locale-lg, firefox-locale-nb, firefox-locale-gu, firefox-locale-nl, firefox-locale-et, firefox-locale-sq, firefox-locale-be, firefox-locale-bs, firefox-locale-csb, firefox-locale-bn, firefox-locale-gd, firefox-locale-ru, firefox-locale-xh, firefox-locale-zh-hant, firefox-locale-fa, firefox-locale-pa, firefox-locale-de, firefox-dev, firefox-locale-sk, firefox-locale-cy, firefox-locale-mk, firefox-locale-si, firefox-locale-as, firefox-mozsymbols, firefox-locale-ja, firefox-locale-tr, firefox-locale-uk, firefox-locale-lv, firefox-locale-ar, firefox-locale-gl, firefox-locale-ml, firefox-locale-fr, firefox-locale-sr, firefox-locale-pt, firefox-locale-ta