[USN-4045-1] Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Chris Coulson chris.coulson at canonical.com
Tue Jul 2 16:52:02 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4045-1
July 01, 2019

thunderbird vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Software Description:
- thunderbird: Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client


A type confusion bug was discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were
tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context,
an attacker could exploit this by causing a denial of service, or
executing arbirary code. (CVE-2019-11707)

It was discovered that a sandboxed child process could open arbitrary web
content in the parent process via the Prompt:Open IPC message. When
combined with another vulnerability, an attacker could potentially exploit
this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-11708)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
  thunderbird                     1:60.7.2+build2-0ubuntu0.19.04.1

Ubuntu 18.10:
  thunderbird                     1:60.7.2+build2-0ubuntu0.18.10.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  thunderbird                     1:60.7.2+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  thunderbird                     1:60.7.2+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

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

  CVE-2019-11707, CVE-2019-11708

Package Information:

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