Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : thunderbird (ELSA-2017-1201)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1201 :

An update for thunderbird is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

This update upgrades Thunderbird to version 52.1.0.

Security Fix(es) :

* Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed web
content. A web page containing malicious content could cause
Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2017-5429,
CVE-2017-5433, CVE-2017-5435, CVE-2017-5436, CVE-2017-5459,
CVE-2017-5466, CVE-2017-5432, CVE-2017-5434, CVE-2017-5438,
CVE-2017-5439, CVE-2017-5440, CVE-2017-5441, CVE-2017-5442,
CVE-2017-5443, CVE-2017-5444, CVE-2017-5446, CVE-2017-5447,
CVE-2017-5454, CVE-2017-5460, CVE-2017-5464, CVE-2017-5465,
CVE-2017-5469, CVE-2016-10195, CVE-2016-10196, CVE-2017-5445,
CVE-2017-5449, CVE-2017-5451, CVE-2017-5467, CVE-2016-10197)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Petr Cerny, Nils, Ivan Fratric (Google
Project Zero), Takeshi Terada, Heather Miller (Google Skia team), Chun
Han Hsiao, Chamal De Silva, Nicolas Gregoire, Holger Fuhrmannek, Atte
Kettunen, Haik Aftandilian, and Jordi Chancel as the original
reporters.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-May/006898.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-May/006900.html

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true