USN-200-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities
Posted on: 10/11/2005 12:12 AM

A new Thunderbird vulnerabilities update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-200-1 October 11, 2005
mozilla-thunderbird vulnerabilities
CAN-2005-2701, CAN-2005-2702, CAN-2005-2703, CAN-2005-2704,
CAN-2005-2705, CAN-2005-2706, CAN-2005-2707, CAN-2005-2968

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 1.0.7-0ubuntu04.10 (for Ubuntu 4.10), or 1.0.7-0ubuntu05.04
(for Ubuntu 5.04). After a standard system upgrade you need to
restart Thunderbird to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

A buffer overflow was discovered in the XBM image handler. By tricking
an user into opening a specially crafted XBM image, an attacker could
exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Mats Palmgren discovered a buffer overflow in the Unicode string
parser. Unicode strings that contained "zero-width non-joiner"
characters caused a browser crash, which could possibly even exploited
to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Georgi Guninski reported an integer overflow in the JavaScript engine.
This could be exploited to run arbitrary code under some conditions.

Peter Zelezny discovered that URLs which are passed to Thunderbird on the
command line are not correctly protected against interpretation by the shell.
If Thunderbird is configured as the default handler for "mailto:" URLs, this
could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with user privileges by tricking
the user into clicking on a specially crafted URL (for example, in an email or
chat client). (CAN-2005-2968)

This update also fixes some less critical issues which are described
(CAN-2005-2703, CAN-2005-2704, CAN-2005-2706, CAN-2005-2707)

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

Updated packages for Ubuntu 4.10:

Source archives:
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Size/MD5: 942 707e6e98a71dee959646fc729323fcf8
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Size/MD5: 17273 13d3e8b980bacb933f76c5705f507af2
Size/MD5: 892 5072d001bb1b206877d11508a069f13f
Size/MD5: 2038607 c79925633b9e01fa6737d75c2e7acb89

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 3345028 b04933e0f9cad6333998a0dfae666173
Size/MD5: 144016 156792439201556a8fd6bf9c1a6d985f
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Size/MD5: 12260290 5c5df9f4ca8502a0d6d084145989649f
Size/MD5: 326932 eaad6317faffbfe400f49969137b718e
Size/MD5: 332914 a523cf68e0f4a123919f160efc27146b

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 3338654 c0abd1899e6a8359a4f6793ccd8ea4af
Size/MD5: 139126 190afe37f6e2da0fa3dc2d8104be281c
Size/MD5: 26552 ab522a27164827f14ef71cb132e290ef
Size/MD5: 79288 0613543b80f24e73e91e5b2e271b62dc
Size/MD5: 11342604 a55bf50bc133c38da9fb2fd29fcf783d
Size/MD5: 310660 3234927815cbf29ba5e185c9b9b95b11
Size/MD5: 318280 4fd58af2f3741c214b423a5c56574a80

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 3333802 030aced3c33f475e172db83e791df525
Size/MD5: 137894 2716caa9d79e6eedaaaa2d56a53ddc9a
Size/MD5: 26552 d7a3b05a93f84b2a1fc3dbcf088a2639
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Size/MD5: 312894 b76c35805b1a190d35a82ae36e79faf4
Size/MD5: 320138 603c5ef819898111cc7534c8a2ade052

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.04:

Source archives:
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Size/MD5: 2038607 c79925633b9e01fa6737d75c2e7acb89

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 3344886 15f56aecc9a8c76a69479f75f0559ee4
Size/MD5: 144006 4e60bcf3fb0c32d57a0b24d162feb23a
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Size/MD5: 11953616 80eaa1ccacbd8bbc343ed05603431c7b
Size/MD5: 326942 358d55b0964721b909d0a5d1c7f99d41
Size/MD5: 332960 91f90a97e9ad7dd36e91daf95d48068a

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
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Size/MD5: 139102 8dfdcc3cecd98f6553c2f6e1294f3131
Size/MD5: 26520 7ddb9e9fa4bd2a4a4b25a74c49fbffea
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Size/MD5: 10901960 96bdb11e0ac8fe09cf83ccc49ae19351
Size/MD5: 310688 8513c0c249978caa18d56b2e8a8141be
Size/MD5: 318308 61e86fa897f1b3a9609769633c63485a

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
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Size/MD5: 137880 9656e69890c3d1abe624e530b1480c25
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