Amazon Linux 2 : thunderbird (ALAS-2020-1408)

high Nessus Plugin ID 134899
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

When deriving an identifier for an email message, uninitialized memory was used in addition to the message contents. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 68.5. (CVE-2020-6792)

When processing an email message with an ill-formed envelope, Thunderbird could read data from a random memory location. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 68.5. (CVE-2020-6793)

Mozilla developers and community members 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. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 68.5, Firefox < 73, and Firefox < ESR68.5. (CVE-2020-6800)

If a template tag was used in a select 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. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 68.5, Firefox < 73, and Firefox < ESR68.5.
(CVE-2020-6798)

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. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 68.5.
(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. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 68.5. (CVE-2020-6795)

Solution

Run 'yum update thunderbird' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2020-1408.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 134899

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1408.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2020

Updated: 5/29/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

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: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:thunderbird-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/25/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/2/2020

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2020-1408