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USN-4936-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

6 May 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

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Releases

Packages

  • thunderbird - Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client

Details

Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context,
an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service,
obtain sensitive information, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-23968,
CVE-2021-23969, CVE-2021-23973, CVE-2021-23978)

It was discovered that Thunderbird may keep key material in memory in some
circumstances. A local attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain
private keys. (CVE-2021-29950)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04

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

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