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Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Thunderbird vulnerabilities
Thunderbird vulnerabilities

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==========================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-276-1	       May 03, 2006
mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities
CVE-2006-0292, CVE-2006-0296, CVE-2006-0748, CVE-2006-0749,
CVE-2006-0884, CVE-2006-1045, CVE-2006-1727, CVE-2006-1728,
CVE-2006-1730, CVE-2006-1731, CVE-2006-1732, CVE-2006-1733,
CVE-2006-1734, CVE-2006-1735, CVE-2006-1737, CVE-2006-1738,
CVE-2006-1739, CVE-2006-1741, CVE-2006-1742, CVE-2006-1790
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)
Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 1.0.8-0ubuntu05.04 (for Ubuntu 5.04) or 1.0.8-0ubuntu05.10.1
(for Ubuntu 5.10). After a standard system upgrade you need to restart
Thunderbird to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Igor Bukanov discovered that the JavaScript engine did not properly
declare some temporary variables. Under some rare circumstances, a
malicious mail with embedded JavaScript could exploit this to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.  (CVE-2006-0292,

The function XULDocument.persist() did not sufficiently validate the
names of attributes. An attacker could exploit this to inject
arbitrary XML code into the file 'localstore.rdf', which is read and
evaluated at startup. This could include JavaScript commands that
would be run with the user's privileges. (CVE-2006-0296)

Due to a flaw in the HTML tag parser a specific sequence of HTML tags
caused memory corruption. A malicious HTML email could exploit this to
crash the browser or even execute arbitrary code with the user's
privileges. (CVE-2006-0748)

An invalid ordering of table-related tags caused Thunderbird to use a
negative array index. A malicious HTML email could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.

Georgi Guninski discovered that forwarding mail in-line while using
the default HTML "rich mail" editor executed JavaScript embedded in
the email message. Forwarding mail in-line is not the default setting
but it is easily accessed through the "Forward As" menu item.

As a privacy measure to prevent senders (primarily spammers) from
tracking when email is read Thunderbird does not load remote content
referenced from an HTML mail message until a user tells it to do so.
This normally includes the content of frames and CSS files.  It was
discovered that it was possible to bypass this restriction by
indirectly including remote content through an intermediate inline CSS
script or frame. (CVE-2006-1045)

Georgi Guninski discovered that embedded XBL scripts could escalate
their (normally reduced) privileges to get full privileges of the user
if the email is viewed with "Print Preview". (CVE-2006-1727)

The crypto.generateCRMFRequest() function had a flaw which could be
exploited to run arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

An integer overflow was detected in the handling of the CSS property
"letter-spacing". A malicious HTML email could exploit this to run
arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2006-1730)

The methods and .valueOf.apply() returned an object
whose privileges were not properly confined to those of the caller,
which made them vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks. A
malicious email with embedded JavaScript code could exploit this to
modify the contents or steal confidential data (such as passwords)
=66rom other opened web pages.  (CVE-2006-1731) The window.controllers
array variable (CVE-2006-1732) and event handlers (CVE-2006-1741) were
vulnerable to a similar attack.

The privileged built-in XBL bindings were not fully protected from web
content and could be accessed by calling and
valueOf.apply() on a method of that binding. A malicious email could
exploit this to run arbitrary JavaScript code with the user's
privileges. (CVE-2006-1733)

It was possible to use the method to access an internal
function object (the "clone parent"). A malicious email containing
JavaScript code could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
user's privileges. (CVE-2006-1734)

By calling the XBL.method.eval() method in a special way it was
possible to create JavaScript functions that would get compiled with
the wrong privileges. A malicious email could exploit this to execute
arbitrary JavaScript code with the user's privileges.  (CVE-2006-1735)

Several crashes have been fixed which could be triggered by specially
crafted HTML content and involve memory corruption. These could
potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's
privileges. (CVE-2006-1737, CVE-2006-1738, CVE-2006-1739,

The "enigmail" plugin has been updated to work with the new
Thunderbird and Mozilla versions. 

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.04:

  Source archives: 
      Size/MD5:    76623 e2c82d7f468caa965e5621ad18b77a69 
      Size/MD5:      942 4931c6ed9945f46bad16162d90837282 
      Size/MD5: 32849510 ae345f1b722d8f3a977af4fd358d27b0 
      Size/MD5:    16967 0d21f085cb14cc87f8dd2d3e1f066c00 
      Size/MD5:      900 e90119b58ffbc055a79dbf8c27974890 
      Size/MD5:  2041938 5225bb1b406e9242c38cf9ac6c3d6dd0

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon) 
      Size/MD5:  3346316 4838ce489a4512185c2e8619c36803af 
      Size/MD5:   144566 5e8664ddac5eb2d360dfe7cf5693b5ca 
      Size/MD5:    27052 8ee5b7fa38567d6b56b94263c6b214ae 
      Size/MD5:    82044 33b3f22708c85cfe4afc45d6309b7a39 
      Size/MD5: 11955310 6816901f94b36fe12c17a5e77a91cdd1 
      Size/MD5:   327162 ae60497d3d11bc53d6844a7e6b54b2fc 
      Size/MD5:   333180 7d3b0e50d3d274f341502cb447983794

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD) 
      Size/MD5:  3339820 40cfb23ff33a24a1e002e5ae6e319a55 
      Size/MD5:   139624 5a3929b65c1e9384ca953f6f28f86991 
      Size/MD5:    27040 ee1123d1e2bb0b46a7212679de65ccd6 
      Size/MD5:    79778 84622dd3db2690375b0e073448841e91 
      Size/MD5: 10906934 55712d19a5b6cb3806b13fc465ad60b4 
      Size/MD5:   310964 0f4d71ae7dc7b613cde1e1759fa29dbb 
      Size/MD5:   318594 78b3bcfa57d384908226868b1ad426ce

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5) 
      Size/MD5:  3335256 c56ffb4e645d66c08e7102b12fe18c83 
      Size/MD5:   138410 107186f5ec6c4048a4bc8ebd510abfa5 
      Size/MD5:    27044 7587ace6fd17ffb10799c5b7546e8262 
      Size/MD5:    73992 5c50490392e962e7d5e21fa1d1ef6c4d 
      Size/MD5: 10449994 1787f118606df90c056107248d39e98f 
      Size/MD5:   313234 83451690ecff28aa21b302659ab67e3a 
      Size/MD5:   320344 bd8cacb157b0391f95e47b7f55049ad9

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.10:

  Source archives: 
      Size/MD5:    78589 a81e704914bb097722eef1eb1951bbd0 
      Size/MD5:      918 c30bd87fbee4cd0f0c3ab1e1a549f210 
      Size/MD5: 32849510 ae345f1b722d8f3a977af4fd358d27b0 
      Size/MD5:    16998 45dd732ea8a6e94cc72329cb5fd8abfd 
      Size/MD5:      866 88c6273adbf2f0bf648aae9d919529dd 
      Size/MD5:  2041938 5225bb1b406e9242c38cf9ac6c3d6dd0

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon) 
      Size/MD5:  3293534 a5466ae79562b66ab65516bd786cc4c1 
      Size/MD5:   146062 85510c5277f233cf543bb24629cf2791 
      Size/MD5:    27556 1ed57f5b19fffaa589f2c63cc38b8d34 
      Size/MD5:    85568 4ef141fb9d6cfe98cc3596c4fd0be89b 
      Size/MD5: 11976142 a69cb1d98a768049462499b178f5a99f 
      Size/MD5:   328698 a8b8a3c072d452f9574c956de3a8805e 
      Size/MD5:   334412 5338fb2503077e60e317a7555640aef7

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD) 
      Size/MD5:  3287228 96f7b87993b15341908028905fc93679 
      Size/MD5:   139624 b268fad24d8c35ed9a05c9c97e01bb5e 
      Size/MD5:    27552 a38be0266866af883b525a50d8672ac3 
      Size/MD5:    76942 1e2b0b0163b12d52af2881720978ca7d 
      Size/MD5: 10374514 32e541a406bed650de919d15f089a3aa 
      Size/MD5:   311056 4d8ecdff00ada64fde35baa64c6362a5 
      Size/MD5:   318578 4fb5630d72f0442a33554ca364b6cede

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5) 
      Size/MD5:  3285046 59891dba5f7f0a8045a777ebee2bbe13 
      Size/MD5:   139692 6d78f1414d2e2375682b3763cc0da542 
      Size/MD5:    27552 28194ffd23b895a46ebca73dcb1b85d3 
      Size/MD5:    76654 e352b77b08e50b4a72228e6390de00b5 
      Size/MD5: 10487686 644313dc6de638d7b6620f090a5cabed 
      Size/MD5:   314132 a1ae03a1b92a71dfd85f31fa2f548335 
      Size/MD5:   321364 bf03d8fd532a39f09ff0e4205518cd2c

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