Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3416-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 103249
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VPR Score: 6.7

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 website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit these to bypass same-origin restrictions, bypass CSP restrictions, obtain sensitive information, spoof the origin of modal alerts, cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-7753, CVE-2017-7779, CVE-2017-7784, CVE-2017-7785, CVE-2017-7787, CVE-2017-7791, CVE-2017-7792, CVE-2017-7800, CVE-2017-7801, CVE-2017-7802, CVE-2017-7803, CVE-2017-7807, CVE-2017-7809)

A buffer overflow was discovered when displaying SVG content in some circumstances. 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-2017-7786).

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/3416-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103249

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3416-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/15/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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:17.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7753, CVE-2017-7779, CVE-2017-7784, CVE-2017-7785, CVE-2017-7786, CVE-2017-7787, CVE-2017-7791, CVE-2017-7792, CVE-2017-7800, CVE-2017-7801, CVE-2017-7802, CVE-2017-7803, CVE-2017-7807, CVE-2017-7809

USN: 3416-1