Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3073-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93682
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionChristian Holler, Carsten Book, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Andrew McCreight, and Phil Ringnalda 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.