Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3023-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 92408
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that NSPR incorrectly handled memory allocation. 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. (CVE-2016-1951)
Christian Holler, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Tyson Smith, Timothy Nikkel, Sylvestre Ledru, Julian Seward, Olli Pettay, and Karl Tomlinson, 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. (CVE-2016-2818).
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SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.