USN-3233-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

24 March 2017

thunderbird vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Software Description

  • thunderbird - Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client


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)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
thunderbird - 1:45.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
thunderbird - 1:45.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
thunderbird - 1:45.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
thunderbird - 1:45.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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