Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 / 19.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3997-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 125545

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 protections, or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-18511, CVE-2019-11691, CVE-2019-11692, CVE-2019-11693, CVE-2019-9797, CVE-2019-9800, CVE-2019-9817, CVE-2019-9819, CVE-2019-9820)

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-2019-5798, CVE-2019-7317)

A type confusion bug was discovered with object groups and UnboxedObjects. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context after enabling the UnboxedObjects feature, an attacker could potentially exploit this to bypass security checks. (CVE-2019-9816)

It was discovered that history data could be exposed via drag and drop of hyperlinks to and from bookmarks. If a user were tricked in to dragging a specially crafted hyperlink to a bookmark toolbar or sidebar, and subsequently back in to the web content area, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information.
(CVE-2019-11698).

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/3997-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125545

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3997-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/05/29

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

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: 2019/05/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/02/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18511, CVE-2019-11691, CVE-2019-11692, CVE-2019-11693, CVE-2019-11698, CVE-2019-18511, CVE-2019-5798, CVE-2019-7317, CVE-2019-9797, CVE-2019-9800, CVE-2019-9816, CVE-2019-9817, CVE-2019-9819, CVE-2019-9820

USN: 3997-1