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USN-605-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

06 May 2008

Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Releases

Details

Various flaws were discovered in the JavaScript engine. If a user had
JavaScript enabled and were tricked into opening a malicious email,
an attacker could escalate privileges within Thunderbird, perform
cross-site scripting attacks and/or execute arbitrary code with the
user's privileges. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235)

Several problems were discovered in Thunderbird which could lead to
crashes and memory corruption. If a user had JavaScript enabled and
were tricked into opening a malicious email, an attacker may be able
to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-1236,
CVE-2008-1237)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.06

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Thunderbird to effect
the necessary changes.

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