Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3112-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94352

Synopsis

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

Description

Catalin Dumitru discovered that URLs of resources loaded after a navigation start could be leaked to the following page via the Resource Timing API. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5250)

Christoph Diehl, Andrew McCreight, Dan Minor, Byron Campen, Jon Coppeard, Steve Fink, Tyson Smith, and Carsten Book 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-2016-5257)

Atte Kettunen discovered a heap buffer overflow during text conversion with some unicode characters. 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-2016-5270)

Abhishek Arya discovered a bad cast when processing layout with input elements 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. (CVE-2016-5272)

A use-after-free was discovered in web animations during restyling. 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.
(CVE-2016-5274)

A use-after-free was discovered in accessibility. 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.
(CVE-2016-5276)

A use-after-free was discovered in web animations when destroying a timeline. 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. (CVE-2016-5277)

A buffer overflow was discovered when encoding image frames to images in some circumstances. 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-2016-5278)

Mei Wang discovered a use-after-free when changing text direction. 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.
(CVE-2016-5280)

Brian Carpenter discovered a use-after-free when manipulating SVG content 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. (CVE-2016-5281)

An issue was discovered with the preloaded Public Key Pinning (HPKP).
If a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacker was able to obtain a fraudulent certificate for a Mozilla site, they could exploit this by providing malicious addon updates. (CVE-2016-5284).

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/3112-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94352

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3112-1.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/28

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/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:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5250, CVE-2016-5257, CVE-2016-5270, CVE-2016-5272, CVE-2016-5274, CVE-2016-5276, CVE-2016-5277, CVE-2016-5278, CVE-2016-5280, CVE-2016-5281, CVE-2016-5284

USN: 3112-1