Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3233-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97973


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


Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit these to bypass same origin restrictions, obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service via application crash or hang, or execute arbitrary code.
(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).

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.


Update the affected thunderbird package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97973

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3233-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/27

Modified: 2017/08/16

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: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

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/24

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

USN: 3233-1