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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 100249
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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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3278-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 100249

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3278-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/17/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/25/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10195, CVE-2017-10196, CVE-2017-10197, CVE-2017-5429, CVE-2017-5430, CVE-2017-5432, CVE-2017-5433, CVE-2017-5434, CVE-2017-5435, CVE-2017-5436, CVE-2017-5437, CVE-2017-5438, CVE-2017-5439, CVE-2017-5440, CVE-2017-5441, CVE-2017-5442, CVE-2017-5443, CVE-2017-5444, CVE-2017-5445, CVE-2017-5446, CVE-2017-5447, CVE-2017-5449, CVE-2017-5451, CVE-2017-5454, CVE-2017-5459, CVE-2017-5460, CVE-2017-5461, CVE-2017-5462, CVE-2017-5464, CVE-2017-5465, CVE-2017-5466, CVE-2017-5467, CVE-2017-5469

USN: 3278-1