Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3278-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user
were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker
could potentially exploit these to read uninitialized memory, cause a
denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-5429, CVE-2017-5430, CVE-2017-5436, CVE-2017-5443,
CVE-2017-5444, CVE-2017-5445, CVE-2017-5446, CVE-2017-5447,
CVE-2017-5461, CVE-2017-5467)

Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user
were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing
context, an attacker could potentially exploit these to spoof the
addressbar contents, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, cause
a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-5432, CVE-2017-5433, CVE-2017-5434, CVE-2017-5435,
CVE-2017-5437, CVE-2017-5438, CVE-2017-5439, CVE-2017-5440,
CVE-2017-5441, CVE-2017-5442, CVE-2017-5449, CVE-2017-5451,
CVE-2017-5454, CVE-2017-5459, CVE-2017-5460, CVE-2017-5464,
CVE-2017-5465, CVE-2017-5466, CVE-2017-5469, CVE-2017-10195,
CVE-2017-10196, CVE-2017-10197)

A flaw was discovered in the DRBG number generation in NSS. If an
attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw
could potentially be exploited to view sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-5462).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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 : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false