Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-3233-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 97973
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMultiple 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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.