Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3073-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93682


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


Christian 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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Update the affected thunderbird package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93682

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3073-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/23

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

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

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:16.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2836

OSVDB: 142419, 142420, 142421, 142422, 142423, 142424, 142425, 142426

USN: 3073-1