Amazon Linux 2 : thunderbird (ALAS-2020-1496)

high Nessus Plugin ID 141108
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Synopsis

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

Description

The version of tested product installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2020-1496 advisory.

- By holding a reference to the eval() function from an about:blank window, a malicious webpage could have gained access to the InstallTrigger object which would allow them to prompt the user to install an extension. Combined with user confusion, this could result in an unintended or malicious extension being installed. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 80, Thunderbird < 78.2, Thunderbird < 68.12, Firefox ESR < 68.12, Firefox ESR < 78.2, and Firefox for Android < 80. (CVE-2020-15664)

- When aborting an operation, such as a fetch, an abort signal may be deleted while alerting the objects to be notified. This results in a use-after-free and we presume that with enough effort it could have been exploited to run arbitrary code. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 68.12 and Thunderbird < 68.12.
(CVE-2020-15669)

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

Solution

Run 'yum update thunderbird' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2020-1496.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-15664

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-15669

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 141108

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1496.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/1/2020

Updated: 10/5/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-15669

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 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: 9/28/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/1/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-15664, CVE-2020-15669

ALAS: 2020-1496