NewStart CGSL MAIN 4.05 : thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0156)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 127434
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Synopsis

The remote machine is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version MAIN 4.05, has thunderbird packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- libical 1.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via a crafted ics file.
(CVE-2016-5824)

- A use-after-free vulnerability can occur while parsing an HTML5 stream in concert with custom HTML elements.
This results in the stream parser object being freed while still in use, leading to a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60.5, Firefox ESR < 60.5, and Firefox < 65. (CVE-2018-18500)

- Mozilla developers and community members reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 64 and Firefox ESR 60.4.
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. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60.5, Firefox ESR < 60.5, and Firefox < 65. (CVE-2018-18501)

- An earlier fix for an Inter-process Communication (IPC) vulnerability, CVE-2011-3079, added authentication to communication between IPC endpoints and server parents during IPC process creation. This authentication is insufficient for channels created after the IPC process is started, leading to the authentication not being correctly applied to later channels. This could allow for a sandbox escape through IPC channels due to lack of message validation in the listener process. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60.5, Firefox ESR < 60.5, and Firefox < 65. (CVE-2018-18505)

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

Solution

Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL thunderbird packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE for more information.

See Also

http://security.gd-linux.com/notice/NS-SA-2019-0156

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 127434

File Name: newstart_cgsl_NS-SA-2019-0156_thunderbird.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 8/12/2019

Updated: 1/29/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-18505

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/ZTE-CGSL/release, Host/ZTE-CGSL/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/17/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/27/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5824, CVE-2018-18500, CVE-2018-18501, CVE-2018-18505