Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3023-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that NSPR incorrectly handled memory allocation. 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. (CVE-2016-1951)

Christian Holler, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Tyson Smith, Timothy
Nikkel, Sylvestre Ledru, Julian Seward, Olli Pettay, and Karl
Tomlinson, 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. (CVE-2016-2818).

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92408 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1951
CVE-2016-2818

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