Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 19.10 : Thunderbird regression (USN-4202-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 132011

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

USN-4202-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Thunderbird. After upgrading, Thunderbird created a new profile for some users. This update fixes the problem.

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It was discovered that a specially crafted S/MIME message with an inner encryption layer could be displayed as having a valid signature in some circumstances, even if the signer had no access to the encrypted message. An attacker could potentially exploit this to spoof the message author. (CVE-2019-11755)

Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, bypass security restrictions, bypass same-origin restrictions, conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-11757, CVE-2019-11758, CVE-2019-11759, CVE-2019-11760, CVE-2019-11761, CVE-2019-11762, CVE-2019-11763, CVE-2019-11764)

A heap overflow was discovered in the expat library in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted message, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15903).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4202-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 132011

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4202-2.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/12/2019

Updated: 1/12/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11764

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/10/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/4/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11755, CVE-2019-11757, CVE-2019-11758, CVE-2019-11759, CVE-2019-11760, CVE-2019-11761, CVE-2019-11762, CVE-2019-11763, CVE-2019-11764, CVE-2019-15903

USN: 4202-2