Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3278-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 100249
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMultiple 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.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.