RHEL 6 / 7 : thunderbird (RHSA-2017:2885)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 103805
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for thunderbird is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

This update upgrades Thunderbird to version 52.4.0.

Security Fix(es) :

* Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2017-7810, CVE-2017-7793, CVE-2017-7818, CVE-2017-7819, CVE-2017-7824, CVE-2017-7814, CVE-2017-7823)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Christoph Diehl, Jan de Mooij, Jason Kratzer, Randell Jesup, Tom Ritter, Tyson Smith, Sebastian Hengst, Abhishek Arya, Nils, Omair, Andre Weissflog, Francois Marier, and Jun Kokatsu as the original reporters.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2017-23/

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2885

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7793

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7810

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7814

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7818

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7819

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7823

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-7824

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103805

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-2885.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2017

Updated: 5/29/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

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

Risk Factor: Critical

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7793, CVE-2017-7810, CVE-2017-7814, CVE-2017-7818, CVE-2017-7819, CVE-2017-7823, CVE-2017-7824

RHSA: 2017:2885