Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2712-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Gary Kwong, Christian Holler, and Byron Campen 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 ofthe user invoking
Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-4473)

Ronald Crane reported 3 security issues. If a user were tricked in to
opening a specially crafted message, an attacker could potentially
exploit these, in combination with another security vulnerability, to
cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489)

Gustavo Grieco discovered a heap overflow in gdk-pixbuf. If a user
were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker
could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via
application crash or execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of the
user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-4491).

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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85648 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-4473
CVE-2015-4487
CVE-2015-4488
CVE-2015-4489
CVE-2015-4491

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