Ubuntu: 1758-2: Thunderbird vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Thunderbird could be made to crash or run programs as your login.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1758-2
March 13, 2013

thunderbird vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Thunderbird could be made to crash or run programs as your login.

Software Description:
- thunderbird: Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client

Details:

USN-1758-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. This update provides the
corresponding update for Thunderbird.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that Firefox contained a memory safety issue. If a user
 were tricked into opening a specially crafted page with the HTML editor, a
 remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
 privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
  thunderbird                     17.0.4+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  thunderbird                     17.0.4+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

Ubuntu 11.10:
  thunderbird                     17.0.4+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  thunderbird                     17.0.4+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1758-2
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1758-1
  CVE-2013-0787

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/17.0.4+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/17.0.4+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/17.0.4+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/17.0.4+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1