Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 21.04 : Thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-5058-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152953

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 21.04 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5058-1 advisory.

- 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. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.12. (CVE-2021-29969)

- A malicious webpage could have triggered a use-after-free, memory corruption, and a potentially exploitable crash. *This bug could only be triggered when accessibility was enabled.*. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.12, Firefox ESR < 78.12, and Firefox < 90. (CVE-2021-29970)

- Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in code shared between Firefox and Thunderbird.
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. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.12, Firefox ESR < 78.12, and Firefox < 90. (CVE-2021-29976)

- Uninitialized memory in a canvas object could have caused an incorrect free() leading to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Thunderbird < 91, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91. (CVE-2021-29980)

- Instruction reordering resulted in a sequence of instructions that would cause an object to be incorrectly considered during garbage collection. This led to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash.
This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Thunderbird < 91, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91.
(CVE-2021-29984)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in media channels could have led to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Thunderbird < 91, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91. (CVE-2021-29985)

- A suspected race condition when calling getaddrinfo led to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. *Note: This issue only affected Linux operating systems. Other operating systems are unaffected.* This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Thunderbird < 91, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91.
(CVE-2021-29986)

- Firefox incorrectly treated an inline list-item element as a block element, resulting in an out of bounds read or memory corruption, and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Thunderbird < 91, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91. (CVE-2021-29988)

- Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 90 and Firefox ESR 78.12. 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. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.13, Firefox ESR < 78.13, and Firefox < 91. (CVE-2021-29989)

- 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)

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 packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5058-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152953

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5058-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/1/2021

Updated: 9/10/2021

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-30547

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 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: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:21.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-gnome-support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-af, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ar, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ast, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-be, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-bg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-bn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-bn-bd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-br, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ca, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-cak, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-cs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-cy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-da, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-de, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-dsb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-el, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-en, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-en-gb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-en-us, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-es, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-es-ar, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-es-es, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-et, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-eu, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-fa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-fi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-fr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-fy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-fy-nl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ga, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ga-ie, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-gd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-gl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-he, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-hr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-hsb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-hu, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-hy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-id, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-is, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-it, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ja, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ka, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-kab, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-kk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ko, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-lt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-mk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ms, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-nb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-nb-no, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-nl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-nn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-nn-no, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pa-in, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pt-br, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pt-pt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-rm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ro, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ru, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-si, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sq, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sv, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sv-se, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ta, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ta-lk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-th, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-tr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-uk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-uz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-vi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-zh-cn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-zh-hans, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-zh-hant, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-zh-tw, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-mozsymbols, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xul-ext-calendar-timezones, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xul-ext-gdata-provider, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xul-ext-lightning

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/31/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29969, CVE-2021-29970, CVE-2021-29976, CVE-2021-29980, CVE-2021-29984, CVE-2021-29985, CVE-2021-29986, CVE-2021-29988, CVE-2021-29989, CVE-2021-30547

USN: 5058-1

IAVA: 2021-A-0309-S, 2021-A-0366-S, 2021-A-0293-S