[USN-1758-2] Thunderbird vulnerability

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Wed Mar 13 00:48:49 UTC 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1758-2
March 13, 2013

thunderbird vulnerability

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


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

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


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.


Package Information:





-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 899 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/attachments/20130312/fc14f02b/attachment.sig>

More information about the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list