Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3321-1)

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 website in a browsing
context, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial
of service, read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5470, CVE-2017-5472, CVE-2017-7749,
CVE-2017-7750, CVE-2017-7751, CVE-2017-7752, CVE-2017-7754,
CVE-2017-7756, CVE-2017-7757, CVE-2017-7758, CVE-2017-7764)

Multiple security issues were discovered in the Graphite 2 library
used by 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, read uninitialized memory, or execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2017-7771, CVE-2017-7772, CVE-2017-7773, CVE-2017-7774,
CVE-2017-7775, CVE-2017-7776, CVE-2017-7777, CVE-2017-7778).

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 : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

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