CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : thunderbird (CESA-2016:0258)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 88844

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated thunderbird package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1930, CVE-2016-1935)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Bob Clary, Christian Holler, Nils Ohlmeier, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Carsten Book, Randell Jesup, and Aki Helin as the original reporters of these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Thunderbird 38.6.0. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 38.6.0, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b2070fd9

http://www.nessus.org/u?4095f82e

http://www.nessus.org/u?2a6fb1fa

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 88844

File Name: centos_RHSA-2016-0258.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/19/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-1930

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:thunderbird, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/18/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/31/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523, CVE-2016-1930, CVE-2016-1935

RHSA: 2016:0258