Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3927-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 123505
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Thunderbird allowed PAC files to specify that requests to localhost are sent through the proxy to another server. If proxy auto-detection is enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct attacks on local services and tools. (CVE-2018-18506)
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-2019-9788, CVE-2019-9790, CVE-2019-9791, CVE-2019-9792, CVE-2019-9795, CVE-2019-9796, CVE-2019-9810, CVE-2019-9813)
A mechanism was discovered that removes some bounds checking for string, array, or typed array accesses if Spectre mitigations have been disabled. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context with Spectre mitigations disabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-9793).
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SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.