USN-3278-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

16 May 2017

Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Releases

Packages

  • thunderbird - Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client

Details

Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker could
potentially exploit these to read uninitialized memory, cause a denial of
service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5429,
CVE-2017-5430, CVE-2017-5436, CVE-2017-5443, CVE-2017-5444, CVE-2017-5445,
CVE-2017-5446, CVE-2017-5447, CVE-2017-5461, CVE-2017-5467)

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 spoof the addressbar
contents, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, cause a denial of
service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5432,
CVE-2017-5433, CVE-2017-5434, CVE-2017-5435, CVE-2017-5437, CVE-2017-5438,
CVE-2017-5439, CVE-2017-5440, CVE-2017-5441, CVE-2017-5442, CVE-2017-5449,
CVE-2017-5451, CVE-2017-5454, CVE-2017-5459, CVE-2017-5460, CVE-2017-5464,
CVE-2017-5465, CVE-2017-5466, CVE-2017-5469, CVE-2016-10195,
CVE-2016-10196, CVE-2016-10197)

A flaw was discovered in the DRBG number generation in NSS. If an
attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw
could potentially be exploited to view sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-5462)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to restart Thunderbird to make
all the necessary changes.

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