Oracle Linux 8 : thunderbird (ELSA-2021-0993)

high Nessus Plugin ID 148181
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2021-0993 advisory.

- A texture upload of a Pixel Buffer Object could have confused the WebGL code to skip binding the buffer used to unpack it, resulting in memory corruption and a potentially exploitable information leak or crash.
(CVE-2021-23981)

- Mozilla: Internal network hosts could have been probed by a malicious webpage (CVE-2021-23982)

- A malicious extension could have opened a popup window lacking an address bar. The title of the popup lacking an address bar should not be fully controllable, but in this situation was. This could have been used to spoof a website and attempt to trick the user into providing credentials. (CVE-2021-23984)

- Mozilla developers and community members Alexis Beingessner, Tyson Smith, Julien Wajsberg, and Matthew Gregan reported memory safety bugs present in Thunderbird 78.8. 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. (CVE-2021-23987)

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

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2021-0993.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 148181

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2021-0993.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2021

Updated: 4/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23987

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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:/o:oracle:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:thunderbird

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/26/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/23/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23981, CVE-2021-23982, CVE-2021-23984, CVE-2021-23987