Mozilla Thunderbird < 68.5

high Nessus Plugin ID 133691
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Synopsis

A mail client installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Thunderbird installed on the remote Windows 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)

- If a <template> tag was used in a <select%gt; tag, the parser could be confused and allow JavaScript parsing and execution when it should not be allowed. A site that relied on the browser behaving correctly could suffer a cross-site scripting vulnerability as a result.In general, this flaw cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird product because scripting is disabled when reading mail, but is potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts. (CVE-2020-6798)

- 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.
(CVE-2020-6800)

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

Solution

Upgrade to Mozilla Thunderbird version 68.5 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-07/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 133691

File Name: mozilla_thunderbird_68_5.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/14/2020

Updated: 5/8/2020

Dependencies: mozilla_org_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-6800

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

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 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: cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Thunderbird/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/11/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/11/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-6792, CVE-2020-6793, CVE-2020-6794, CVE-2020-6795, CVE-2020-6798, CVE-2020-6800

MFSA: 2020-07

IAVA: 2020-A-0072-S