Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : Thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3897-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 122482
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

A use-after-free was discovered in libical. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted ICS calendar file, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-5824)

Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-18356, CVE-2018-18500, CVE-2019-5785)

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, gain additional privileges by escaping the sandbox, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-18501, CVE-2018-18505)

An issue was discovered with S/MIME signature verification in some circumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this by spoofing signatures for arbitrary content. (CVE-2018-18509).

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/3897-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 122482

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3897-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/27/2019

Updated: 2/10/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/26/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/27/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5824, CVE-2018-18356, CVE-2018-18500, CVE-2018-18501, CVE-2018-18505, CVE-2018-18509, CVE-2019-5785

USN: 3897-1