Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3165-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96871

Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple memory safety issues were discovered 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-2016-9893, CVE-2017-5373)

Andrew Krasichkov discovered that event handlers on <marquee> elements were executed despite a Content Security Policy (CSP) that disallowed inline JavaScript. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
(CVE-2016-9895)

A memory corruption issue was discovered in WebGL 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-2016-9897)

A use-after-free was discovered when manipulating DOM subtrees in the Editor. 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-2016-9898)

A use-after-free was discovered when manipulating DOM events and audio elements. 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-2016-9899)

It was discovered that external resources that should be blocked when loading SVG images can bypass security restrictions using data: URLs.
An attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2016-9900)

Jann Horn discovered that JavaScript Map/Set were vulnerable to timing attacks. 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 across domains. (CVE-2016-9904)

A crash was discovered in EnumerateSubDocuments while adding or removing sub-documents. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9905)

JIT code allocation can allow a bypass of ASLR protections 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-2017-5375)

Nicolas Gregoire discovered a use-after-free when manipulating XSL in XSLT documents 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-2017-5376)

Jann Horn discovered that an object's address could be discovered through hashed codes of JavaScript objects shared between pages. 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-2017-5378)

A use-after-free was discovered during DOM manipulation of 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-2017-5380)

Armin Razmjou discovered that certain unicode glyphs do not trigger punycode display. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to spoof the URL bar contents. (CVE-2017-5383)

Jerri Rice discovered insecure communication methods in the Dev Tools JSON Viewer. An attacker could potentially exploit this to gain additional privileges. (CVE-2017-5390)

Filipe Gomes discovered a use-after-free in the media decoder 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-2017-5396).

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/3165-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96871

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3165-1.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/30

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

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:F/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/27

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9893, CVE-2016-9895, CVE-2016-9897, CVE-2016-9898, CVE-2016-9899, CVE-2016-9900, CVE-2016-9904, CVE-2016-9905, CVE-2017-5373, CVE-2017-5375, CVE-2017-5376, CVE-2017-5378, CVE-2017-5380, CVE-2017-5383, CVE-2017-5390, CVE-2017-5396

USN: 3165-1