Debian: DSA-4295-1: thunderbird security update

    Date16 Sep 2018
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Multiple security issues have been found in Thunderbird: Multiple memory safety errors and use-after-frees may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4295-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    September 16, 2018                    https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : thunderbird
    CVE ID         : CVE-2018-5156 CVE-2018-5187 CVE-2018-12361 CVE-2018-12367 
                     CVE-2018-12371
    
    Multiple security issues have been found in Thunderbird: Multiple memory
    safety errors and use-after-frees may lead to the execution of arbitrary
    code or denial of service.
    
    Debian follows the Thunderbird upstream releases. Support for the 52.x
    series has ended, so starting with this update we're now following the
    60.x releases.
    
    Between 52.x and 60.x, Thunderbird has undergone significant internal
    updates, which makes it incompatible with a number of extensions. For
    more information please refer to
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-thunderbird-60
     
    In addition, the new Thunderbird packages require Rust to build. A
    compatible Rust toolchain has been backported to Debian stretch, but is
    not available for all architectures which previously supported the
    purely C++-based Thunderbird packages. Thus, the new Thunderbird packages
    don't support the mips, mips64el and mipsel architectures at this point.
    				 
    For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1:60.0-3~deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your thunderbird packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of thunderbird please refer to
    its security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/thunderbird
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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