Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2712-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 85648
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Synopsis

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

Description

Gary Kwong, Christian Holler, and Byron Campen discovered multiple memory safety issues 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 via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges ofthe user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-4473)

Ronald Crane reported 3 security issues. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker could potentially exploit these, in combination with another security vulnerability, to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489)

Gustavo Grieco discovered a heap overflow in gdk-pixbuf. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash or execute arbitrary code with the priviliges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-4491).

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/2712-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 85648

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2712-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/26/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/25/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/15/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4473, CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489, CVE-2015-4491

USN: 2712-1