Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3073-1)

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 :

Christian Holler, Carsten Book, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Andrew
McCreight, and Phil Ringnalda 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-2016-2836).

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93682 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2836

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