Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201705-07

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Mozilla Thunderbird, the worst of which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

mail-client/thunderbird on all architectures
Affected versions < 45.8.0
Unaffected versions >= 45.8.0
mail-client/thunderbird-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 45.8.0
Unaffected versions >= 45.8.0

Background

Mozilla Thunderbird is a popular open-source email client from the Mozilla project.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mozilla Thunderbird. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted email or web page, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, spoof content or obtain sensitive information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Mozilla Thunderbird users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/thunderbird-45.8.0"
 

All Mozilla Thunderbird binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=mail-client/thunderbird-bin-45.8.0"
 

References

Release Date
May 09, 2017

Latest Revision
May 09, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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