CentOS 8 : thunderbird (CESA-2021:2264)

high Nessus Plugin ID 150838


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2021:2264 advisory.

- Mozilla: Thunderbird stored OpenPGP secret keys without master password protection (CVE-2021-29956)

- Mozilla: Partial protection of inline OpenPGP message not indicated (CVE-2021-29957)

- Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 89 and Firefox ESR 78.11 (CVE-2021-29967)

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


Update the affected thunderbird package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 150838

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2021-2264.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/16/2021

Updated: 8/12/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


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 Score Source: CVE-2021-29967


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:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:thunderbird

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/7/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29956, CVE-2021-29957, CVE-2021-29967

RHSA: 2021:2264

IAVA: 2021-A-0246-S