Debian DSA-4295-1 : thunderbird - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117505

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Multiple security issues have been found in Thunderbird: Multiple memory safety errors and use-after-frees may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.

Debian follows the Thunderbird upstream releases. Support for the 52.x series has ended, so starting with this update we're now following the 60.x releases.

Between 52.x and 60.x, Thunderbird has undergone significant internal updates, which makes it incompatible with a number of extensions. For more information please refer to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-thunderbird-60

In addition, the new Thunderbird packages require Rust to build. A compatible Rust toolchain has been backported to Debian stretch, but is not available for all architectures which previously supported the purely C++-based Thunderbird packages. Thus, the new Thunderbird packages don't support the mips, mips64el and mipsel architectures at this point.

Solution

Upgrade the thunderbird packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1:60.0-3~deb9u1.

See Also

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-thunderbird-60

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/thunderbird

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/thunderbird

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4295

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117505

File Name: debian_DSA-4295.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/17

Updated: 2018/12/07

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:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12361, CVE-2018-12367, CVE-2018-12371, CVE-2018-5156, CVE-2018-5187

DSA: 4295