Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-2934-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90822

Synopsis

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

Description

Bob Clary, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Andrew McCreight, Daniel Holbert, Jesse Ruderman, and Randell Jesup 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 of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2016-1952)

Nicolas Golubovic discovered that CSP violation reports can be used to overwrite local files. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context with addon signing disabled and unpacked addons installed, an attacker could potentially exploit this to gain additional privileges. (CVE-2016-1954)

Jose Martinez and Romina Santillan discovered a memory leak in libstagefright during MPEG4 video file processing in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via memory exhaustion.
(CVE-2016-1957)

A use-after-free was discovered in the HTML5 string parser. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1960)

A use-after-free was discovered in the SetBody function of HTMLDocument. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird.
(CVE-2016-1961)

Nicolas Gregoire discovered a use-after-free during XML transformations. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1964)

A memory corruption issues was discovered in the NPAPI subsystem. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context with a malicious plugin installed, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1966)

Ronald Crane discovered an out-of-bounds read following a failed allocation in the HTML parser in some circumstances. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1974)

Francis Gabriel discovered a buffer overflow during ASN.1 decoding in NSS. A remote attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1950)

Holger Fuhrmannek, Tyson Smith and Holger Fuhrmannek reported multiple memory safety issues in the Graphite 2 library. 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 of the user invoking Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1977, CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792, CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797, CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800, CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802).

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/2934-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90822

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2934-1.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/02

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/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:15.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1950, CVE-2016-1952, CVE-2016-1954, CVE-2016-1957, CVE-2016-1960, CVE-2016-1961, CVE-2016-1964, CVE-2016-1966, CVE-2016-1974, CVE-2016-1977, CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792, CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797, CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800, CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802

USN: 2934-1