Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3321-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 101261
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 website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5470, CVE-2017-5472, CVE-2017-7749, CVE-2017-7750, CVE-2017-7751, CVE-2017-7752, CVE-2017-7754, CVE-2017-7756, CVE-2017-7757, CVE-2017-7758, CVE-2017-7764)
Multiple security issues were discovered in the Graphite 2 library used by 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, read uninitialized memory, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7771, CVE-2017-7772, CVE-2017-7773, CVE-2017-7774, CVE-2017-7775, CVE-2017-7776, CVE-2017-7777, CVE-2017-7778).
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SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.