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USN276-1 : mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- mozilla-enigmail
- mozilla-thunderbird
- mozilla-thunderbird-dev
- mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail
- mozilla-thunderbird-inspector
- mozilla-thunderbird-offline
- mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind

Description :

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 rights of the user. (CVE-2006-0292,

The function XULDocument.persist() did not sufficiently validate the
names of attributes. A possible hacker 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 rights. (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
rights. (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 privi

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- mozilla-enigmail-0.92.1-0ubuntu05.10.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.8-0ubuntu05.10.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mozilla-thunderbird-dev-1.0.8-0ubuntu05.10.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail-0.92.1-0ubuntu05.10.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mozilla-thunderbird-inspector-1.0.8-0ubuntu05.10.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mozilla-thunderbird-offline-1.0.8-0ubuntu05.10.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind-1.0.8-0ubuntu05.10.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)

Threat Level: High

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