Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3141-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95426

Synopsis

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

Description

Christian Holler, Jon Coppeard, Olli Pettay, Ehsan Akhgari, Gary Kwong, Tooru Fujisawa, 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. (CVE-2016-5290)

A same-origin policy bypass was discovered with local HTML files in some circumstances. An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-5291)

A heap buffer-overflow was discovered in Cairo when processing SVG content. 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-2016-5296)

An error was discovered in argument length checking in JavaScript. 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-2016-5297)

A buffer overflow was discovered in nsScriptLoadHandler. 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-2016-9066)

A use-after-free was discovered in SVG animations. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9079).

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/3141-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95426

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3141-1.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/01

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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: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: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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/11

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Firefox nsSMILTimeContainer::NotifyTimeChange() RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5290, CVE-2016-5291, CVE-2016-5296, CVE-2016-5297, CVE-2016-9066, CVE-2016-9079

USN: 3141-1