Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : Thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3868-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 121381
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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, bypass same-origin restrictions, or execute arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3868-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 121381

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3868-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/24/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/14/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12389, CVE-2018-12390, CVE-2018-12392, CVE-2018-12393, CVE-2018-12405, CVE-2018-17466, CVE-2018-18492, CVE-2018-18493, CVE-2018-18494, CVE-2018-18498

USN: 3868-1