Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : thunderbird (ELSA-2017-0238)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96970

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0238 :

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 45.7.0.

Security Fix(es) :

* Multiple flaws were 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-2017-5373, CVE-2017-5375, CVE-2017-5376, CVE-2017-5378, CVE-2017-5380, CVE-2017-5383, CVE-2017-5390, CVE-2017-5396)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Jann Horn, Filipe Gomes, Nils, Armin Razmjou, Christian Holler, Gary Kwong, Andre Bargull, Jan de Mooij, Tom Schuster, Oriol, Rh0, Nicolas Gregoire, and Jerri Rice as the original reporters.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-February/006691.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-February/006692.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96970

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-0238.nasl

Version: 3.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/3/2017

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

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: 2/2/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5373, CVE-2017-5375, CVE-2017-5376, CVE-2017-5378, CVE-2017-5380, CVE-2017-5383, CVE-2017-5390, CVE-2017-5396

RHSA: 2017:0238