RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : thunderbird (RHSA-2017:0498)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97717


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 45.8.0.

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-2017-5398, CVE-2017-5400, CVE-2017-5401, CVE-2017-5402, CVE-2017-5404, CVE-2017-5407, CVE-2017-5408, CVE-2017-5410, CVE-2017-5405)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Nils, Jerri Rice, Rh0, Anton Eliasson, David Kohlbrenner, Ivan Fratric of Google Project Zero, Anonymous, Eric Lawrence of Chrome Security, Boris Zbarsky, Christian Holler, Honza Bambas, Jon Coppeard, Randell Jesup, Andre Bargull, Kan-Ru Chen, and Nathan Froyd as the original reporters.


Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97717

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0498.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/14

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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: 2017/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5398, CVE-2017-5400, CVE-2017-5401, CVE-2017-5402, CVE-2017-5404, CVE-2017-5405, CVE-2017-5407, CVE-2017-5408, CVE-2017-5410

OSVDB: 153143, 153173, 153174, 153175, 153176, 153177, 153178, 153179, 153180, 153181, 153182, 153183, 153190, 153191, 153192, 153193, 153195, 153198, 153214

RHSA: 2017:0498