Mozilla Thunderbird < 91.2

critical Nessus Plugin ID 154058

Synopsis

A mail client installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Thunderbird installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 91.2. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the mfsa2021-47 advisory.

- Thunderbird ignored the configuration to require STARTTLS security for an SMTP connection. A MITM could perform a downgrade attack to intercept transmitted messages, or could take control of the authenticated session to execute SMTP commands chosen by the MITM. If an unprotected authentication method was configured, the MITM could obtain the authentication credentials, too. (CVE-2021-38502)

- During operations on MessageTasks, a task may have been removed while it was still scheduled, resulting in memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. (CVE-2021-38496)

- Through use of reportValidity() and window.open(), a plain-text validation message could have been overlaid on another origin, leading to possible user confusion and spoofing attacks. (CVE-2021-38497)

- During process shutdown, a document could have caused a use-after-free of a languages service object, leading to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. (CVE-2021-38498)

- In the crossbeam crate, one or more tasks in the worker queue could have been be popped twice instead of other tasks that are forgotten and never popped. If tasks are allocated on the heap, this could have caused a double free and a memory leak. (CVE-2021-32810)

- Mozilla developers and community members Andreas Pehrson and Christian Holler reported memory safety bugs present in Thunderbird 91.1. 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-2021-38500)

- Mozilla developers and community members Kevin Brosnan, Mihai Alexandru Michis, and Christian Holler reported memory safety bugs present in Thunderbird 91.1. 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-2021-38501)

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

Solution

Upgrade to Mozilla Thunderbird version 91.2 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-47/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 154058

File Name: macos_thunderbird_91_2.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 10/13/2021

Updated: 5/9/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-38501

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: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Thunderbird/Installed

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/6/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/2/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-32810, CVE-2021-38496, CVE-2021-38497, CVE-2021-38498, CVE-2021-38500, CVE-2021-38501, CVE-2021-38502

IAVA: 2021-A-0461-S, 2021-A-0450-S