Ubuntu 9.10 : thunderbird regression (USN-927-3)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45487


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


USN-927-1 fixed vulnerabilities in NSS. Due to upstream changes in NSS 3.12.6, Thunderbird would be unable to initialize the security component and connect with SSL/TLS if the old libnss3-0d transition package was installed. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Marsh Ray and Steve Dispensa discovered a flaw in the TLS and SSLv3 protocols. If an attacker could perform a man in the middle attack at the start of a TLS connection, the attacker could inject arbitrary content at the beginning of the user's session. This update adds support for the new new renegotiation extension and will use it when the server supports it.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45487

File Name: ubuntu_USN-927-3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/04/12

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-thunderbird-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-gnome-support, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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: 2010/04/11

Reference Information

BID: 36935

USN: 927-3