Thunderbird vulnerabilities

2016-04-27T00:00:00
ID USN-2934-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2016-04-27T00:00:00

Description

Bob Clary, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Andrew McCreight, Daniel
Holbert, Jesse Ruderman, and Randell Jesup discovered multiple memory
safety issues in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to opening a
specially crafted message, an attacker could potentially exploit these to
cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1952)

Nicolas Golubovic discovered that CSP violation reports can be used to
overwrite local files. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially
crafted website in a browsing context with addon signing disabled and
unpacked addons installed, an attacker could potentially exploit this to
gain additional privileges. (CVE-2016-1954)

Jose Martinez and Romina Santillan discovered a memory leak in
libstagefright during MPEG4 video file processing in some circumstances.
If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a
browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a
denial of service via memory exhaustion. (CVE-2016-1957)

A use-after-free was discovered in the HTML5 string parser. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an
attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via
application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1960)

A use-after-free was discovered in the SetBody function of HTMLDocument.
If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a
browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a
denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1961)

Nicolas Grégoire discovered a use-after-free during XML transformations.
If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a
browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a
denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1964)

A memory corruption issues was discovered in the NPAPI subsystem. If
a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a
browsing context with a malicious plugin installed, an attacker could
potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application
crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1966)

Ronald Crane discovered an out-of-bounds read following a failed
allocation in the HTML parser in some circumstances. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context,
an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service
via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1974)

Francis Gabriel discovered a buffer overflow during ASN.1 decoding in NSS.
A remote attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of
service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1950)

Holger Fuhrmannek, Tyson Smith and Holger Fuhrmannek reported multiple
memory safety issues in the Graphite 2 library. If a user were tricked in
to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker could potentially
exploit these to cause a denial of service via application crash, or
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1977, CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792,
CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797,
CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800, CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802)