RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : thunderbird (RHSA-2016:2850)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95562


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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 and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.

See Also




Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95562

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2850.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/06

Modified: 2017/01/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3

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

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