Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : thunderbird (ELSA-2016-2850)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95561


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2850 :

An update for thunderbird is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

This update upgrades Thunderbird to version 45.5.1.

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw was found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-9079)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue.


Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95561

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2850.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/06

Modified: 2017/01/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/05

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Firefox nsSMILTimeContainer::NotifyTimeChange() RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9079

OSVDB: 147993

RHSA: 2016:2850