Package : mozilla-thunderbird Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2005-0989 CAN-2005-1159 CAN-2005-1160 CAN-2005-1532 CAN-2005-2261 CAN-2005-2265 CAN-2005-2266 CAN-2005-2269 CAN-2005-2270 BugTraq ID : 14242 14242 Debian Bug : 318728
Several problems have been discovered in Mozilla Thunderbird, the standalone mail client of the Mozilla suite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Remote attackers could override certain properties or methods of DOM nodes and gain privileges.
Missing input sanitising of InstallVersion.compareTo() can cause the application to crash.
Remote attackers could steal sensitive information such as cookies and passwords from web sites by accessing data in alien frames.
Remote attackers could modify certain tag properties of DOM nodes that could lead to the execution of arbitrary script or code.
The Mozilla browser familie does not properly clone base objects, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by these problems since it does not contain Mozilla Thunderbird packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.6.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.6-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your Mozilla Thunderbird package.
Upgrade Instructions --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge --------------------------------