Mozilla Thunderbird < 60.2.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 117939


A web browser installed on the remote Windows host is affected by
multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Mozilla Thunderbird installed on the remote Windows
host is prior to 60.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple
vulnerabilities :

- A use-after-free vulnerability can occur when refresh
driver timers are refreshed in some circumstances during
shutdown when the timer is deleted while still in use.
This results in a potentially exploitable crash.

- A use-after-free vulnerability can occur when an
IndexedDB index is deleted while still in use by
JavaScript code that is providing payload values to be
stored. This results in a potentially exploitable crash.

- A same-origin policy violation allowing the theft of
cross-origin URL entries when using a <meta>
meta http-equiv=refresh on a page to cause a
redirection to another site using
performance.getEntries(). This is a same-
origin policy violation and could allow for data theft.

- When the Mozilla Updater opens a MAR format file which
contains a very long item filename, an out-of-bounds
write can be triggered, leading to a potentially
exploitable crash. This requires running the Mozilla
Updater manually on the local system with the malicious
MAR file in order to occur. (CVE-2018-12379)

- Browser proxy settings can be bypassed by using the
automount feature with autofs to create a mount point on
the local file system. Content can be loaded from this
mounted file system directly using a file:
URI, bypassing configured proxy settings. *Note:
this issue only affects OS X in default configurations.
On Linux systems, autofs must be installed for the
vulnerability to occur and Windows is not affected.*

- A potentially exploitable crash in
TransportSecurityInfo used for SSL can be
triggered by data stored in the local cache in the user
profile directory. This issue is only exploitable in
combination with another vulnerability allowing an
attacker to write data into the local cache or from
locally installed malware. This issue also triggers a
non-exploitable startup crash for users switching
between the Nightly and Release versions of Firefox if
the same profile is used. (CVE-2018-12385)

- If a user saved passwords before Firefox 58 and then
later set a master password, an unencrypted copy of
these passwords is still accessible. This is because the
older stored password file was not deleted when the data
was copied to a new format starting in Firefox 58. The
new master password is added only on the new file. This
could allow the exposure of stored password data outside
of user expectations. (CVE-2018-12383)

- Mozilla developers and community members Alex Gaynor,
Boris Zbarsky, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Jason
Kratzer, Jed Davis, Tyson Smith, Bogdan Tara, Karl
Tomlinson, Mats Palmgren, Nika Layzell, Ted Campbell,
and Andrei Cristian Petcu reported memory safety bugs
present in Firefox 61 and Firefox ESR 60.1. Some of
these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we
presume that with enough effort that some of these could
be exploited to run arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-12376)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied
only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Mozilla Thunderbird version 60.2.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117939

File Name: mozilla_thunderbird_60_2_1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2018/10/05

Modified: 2019/01/30

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-12377

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16541, CVE-2018-12376, CVE-2018-12377, CVE-2018-12378, CVE-2018-12379, CVE-2018-12383, CVE-2018-12385, CVE-2018-18499

MFSA: 2018-25