USN-3545-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

29 March 2018

thunderbird vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Software Description

  • 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 website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5125, CVE-2018-5127, CVE-2018-5129, CVE-2018-5144, CVE-2018-5145, CVE-2018-5146)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
thunderbird - 1:52.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
thunderbird - 1:52.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
thunderbird - 1:52.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References