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

High Nessus Plugin ID 96970


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96970

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-0238.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/03

Modified: 2017/03/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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: 2017/02/02

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

OSVDB: 150831, 150832, 150834, 150836, 150837, 150858, 150859, 150860, 150861, 150862, 150863, 150864, 150865, 150866, 150875, 150878

RHSA: 2017:0238