[Trisquel-security] [USN-1620-2] Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Micah Gersten micah at canonical.com
Tue Oct 30 02:30:58 CET 2012

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1620-2
October 30, 2012

thunderbird vulnerabilities

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


Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

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


USN-1620-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Thunderbird. Please note that Thunderbird is only
affected by window.location issues through RSS feeds and extensions that
load web content.

Original advisory details:

 Mariusz Mlynski and others discovered several flaws in Firefox that allowed
 a remote attacker to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
 (CVE-2012-4194, CVE-2012-4195)
 Antoine Delignat-Lavaud discovered a flaw in the way Firefox handled the
 Location object. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted
 page, a remote attacker could exploit this to bypass security protections
 and perform cross-origin reading of the Location object. (CVE-2012-4196)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
  thunderbird                     16.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  thunderbird                     16.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

Ubuntu 11.10:
  thunderbird                     16.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  thunderbird                     16.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1

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

  CVE-2012-4194, CVE-2012-4195, CVE-2012-4196, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1072362

Package Information:

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