Oracle Linux 7 : thunderbird (ELSA-2021-2881)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152095
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2021-2881 advisory.

- A malicious webpage could have triggered a use-after-free, memory corruption, and a potentially exploitable crash. This bug only affected Firefox when accessibility was enabled. (CVE-2021-29970)

- Mozilla developers Emil Ghitta, Tyson Smith, Valentin Gosu, Olli Pettay, and Randell Jesup reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 89 and Firefox ESR 78.11. 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-2021-29976)

- Out of bounds write in ANGLE in Google Chrome prior to 91.0.4472.101 allowed a remote attacker to potentially perform out of bounds memory access via a crafted HTML page. (CVE-2021-30547)

- If Thunderbird was configured to use STARTTLS for an IMAP connection, and an attacker injected IMAP server responses prior to the completion of the STARTTLS handshake, then Thunderbird didn't ignore the injected data. This could have resulted in Thunderbird showing incorrect information, for example the attacker could have tricked Thunderbird to show folders that didn't exist on the IMAP server. (CVE-2021-29969)

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-2021-2881.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152095

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2021-2881.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/27/2021

Updated: 8/12/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-30547

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: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, 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: 7/26/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29969, CVE-2021-29970, CVE-2021-29976, CVE-2021-30547

IAVA: 2021-A-0309-S, 2021-A-0293-S