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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisA mail client installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe version of Thunderbird installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 68.5. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the mfsa2020-07 advisory.
- When processing an email message with an ill-formed envelope, Thunderbird could read data from a random memory location. (CVE-2020-6793)
- If a user saved passwords before Thunderbird 60 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 Thunderbird 60.
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-2020-6794)
- When processing a message that contains multiple S/MIME signatures, a bug in the MIME processing code caused a null pointer dereference, leading to an unexploitable crash. (CVE-2020-6795)
- By downloading a file with the .fileloc extension, a semi-privileged extension could launch an arbitrary application on the user's computer. The attacker is restricted as they are unable to download non- quarantined files or supply command line arguments to the application, limiting the impact.Note: this issue only occurs on Mac OSX. Other operating systems are unaffected. (CVE-2020-6797)
- When deriving an identifier for an email message, uninitialized memory was used in addition to the message contents. (CVE-2020-6792)
- Mozilla developers and community members Raul Gurzau, Tyson Smith, Bob Clary, Liz Henry, and Christian Holler reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 72 and Firefox ESR 68.4. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort some of these could have been exploited to run arbitrary code.In general, these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird product because scripting is disabled when reading mail, but are potentially risks in browser or browser-like contexts.
Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade to Mozilla Thunderbird version 68.5 or later.