CVE-2018-18509

MEDIUM

Description

A flaw during verification of certain S/MIME signatures causes emails to be shown in Thunderbird as having a valid digital signature, even if the shown message contents aren't covered by the signature. The flaw allows an attacker to reuse a valid S/MIME signature to craft an email message with arbitrary content. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60.5.1.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-04/msg00043.html

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/152703/Johnny-You-Are-Fired.html

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2019/Apr/38

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/04/30/4

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:1144

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1507218

https://github.com/RUB-NDS/Johnny-You-Are-Fired

https://github.com/RUB-NDS/Johnny-You-Are-Fired/blob/master/paper/johnny-fired.pdf

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-06/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-04-26

Updated: 2019-06-03

Type: CWE-347

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Impact Score: 1.4

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM