Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3545-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 108751

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 cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5125, CVE-2018-5127, CVE-2018-5129, CVE-2018-5144, CVE-2018-5145, CVE-2018-5146).

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/3545-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 108751

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3545-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/30

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

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:17.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5125, CVE-2018-5127, CVE-2018-5129, CVE-2018-5144, CVE-2018-5145, CVE-2018-5146

USN: 3545-1