SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : MozillaThunderbird (SUSE-SU-2021:4150-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 156292

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLES15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2021:4150-1 advisory.

- An issue present in lowering/register allocation could have led to obscure but deterministic register confusion failures in JITted code that would lead to a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 91 and Thunderbird < 91. (CVE-2021-29981)

- Due to incorrect JIT optimization, we incorrectly interpreted data from the wrong type of object, resulting in the potential leak of a single bit of memory. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 91 and Thunderbird < 91. (CVE-2021-29982)

- After requesting multiple permissions, and closing the first permission panel, subsequent permission panels will be displayed in a different position but still record a click in the default location, making it possible to trick a user into accepting a permission they did not want to. *This bug only affects Firefox on Linux. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 91 and Thunderbird < 91. (CVE-2021-29987)

- Firefox incorrectly accepted a newline in a HTTP/3 header, interpretting it as two separate headers. This allowed for a header splitting attack against servers using HTTP/3. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 91.0.1 and Thunderbird < 91.0.1. (CVE-2021-29991)

- crossbeam-deque is a package of work-stealing deques for building task schedulers when programming in Rust. In versions prior to 0.7.4 and 0.8.0, the result of the race condition is that one or more tasks in the worker queue can be popped twice instead of other tasks that are forgotten and never popped. If tasks are allocated on the heap, this can cause double free and a memory leak. If not, this still can cause a logical bug. Crates using `Stealer::steal`, `Stealer::steal_batch`, or `Stealer::steal_batch_and_pop` are affected by this issue. This has been fixed in crossbeam-deque 0.8.1 and 0.7.4. (CVE-2021-32810)

- When delegating navigations to the operating system, Firefox would accept the `mk` scheme which might allow attackers to launch pages and execute scripts in Internet Explorer in unprivileged mode. *This bug only affects Firefox for Windows. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 92, Thunderbird < 91.1, Thunderbird < 78.14, Firefox ESR < 78.14, and Firefox ESR < 91.1.
(CVE-2021-38492)

- Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 91 and Firefox ESR 78.13. 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 Firefox ESR < 78.14, Thunderbird < 78.14, and Firefox < 92. (CVE-2021-38493)

- Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in Thunderbird 78.13.0. 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 < 91.1 and Firefox ESR < 91.1.
(CVE-2021-38495)

- During operations on MessageTasks, a task may have been removed while it was still scheduled, resulting in memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.15, Thunderbird < 91.2, Firefox ESR < 91.2, Firefox ESR < 78.15, and Firefox < 93. (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. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 93, Thunderbird < 91.2, and Firefox ESR < 91.2. (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. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 93, Thunderbird < 91.2, and Firefox ESR < 91.2. (CVE-2021-38498)

- Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 92 and Firefox ESR 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. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.15, Thunderbird < 91.2, Firefox ESR < 91.2, Firefox ESR < 78.15, and Firefox < 93. (CVE-2021-38500)

- Mozilla developers reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 92 and Firefox ESR 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. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 93, Thunderbird < 91.2, and Firefox ESR < 91.2. (CVE-2021-38501)

- 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. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.2. (CVE-2021-38502)

- The iframe sandbox rules were not correctly applied to XSLT stylesheets, allowing an iframe to bypass restrictions such as executing scripts or navigating the top-level frame. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38503)

- When interacting with an HTML input element's file picker dialog with webkitdirectory set, a use-after- free could have resulted, leading to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38504)

- Microsoft introduced a new feature in Windows 10 known as Cloud Clipboard which, if enabled, will record data copied to the clipboard to the cloud, and make it available on other computers in certain scenarios.
Applications that wish to prevent copied data from being recorded in Cloud History must use specific clipboard formats; and Firefox before versions 94 and ESR 91.3 did not implement them. This could have caused sensitive data to be recorded to a user's Microsoft account. *This bug only affects Firefox for Windows 10+ with Cloud Clipboard enabled. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38505)

- Through a series of navigations, Firefox could have entered fullscreen mode without notification or warning to the user. This could lead to spoofing attacks on the browser UI including phishing. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38506)

- The Opportunistic Encryption feature of HTTP2 (RFC 8164) allows a connection to be transparently upgraded to TLS while retaining the visual properties of an HTTP connection, including being same-origin with unencrypted connections on port 80. However, if a second encrypted port on the same IP address (e.g. port 8443) did not opt-in to opportunistic encryption; a network attacker could forward a connection from the browser to port 443 to port 8443, causing the browser to treat the content of port 8443 as same-origin with HTTP. This was resolved by disabling the Opportunistic Encryption feature, which had low usage. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38507)

- By displaying a form validity message in the correct location at the same time as a permission prompt (such as for geolocation), the validity message could have obscured the prompt, resulting in the user potentially being tricked into granting the permission. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38508)

- Due to an unusual sequence of attacker-controlled events, a Javascript alert() dialog with arbitrary (although unstyled) contents could be displayed over top an uncontrolled webpage of the attacker's choosing. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3.
(CVE-2021-38509)

- The executable file warning was not presented when downloading .inetloc files, which, due to a flaw in Mac OS, can run commands on a user's computer.*Note: This issue only affected Mac OS operating systems. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 94, Thunderbird < 91.3, and Firefox ESR < 91.3. (CVE-2021-38510)

- The ElGamal implementation in Botan through 2.18.1, as used in Thunderbird and other products, allows plaintext recovery because, during interaction between two cryptographic libraries, a certain dangerous combination of the prime defined by the receiver's public key, the generator defined by the receiver's public key, and the sender's ephemeral exponents can lead to a cross-configuration attack against OpenPGP.
(CVE-2021-40529)

- Thunderbird unexpectedly enabled JavaScript in the composition area. The JavaScript execution context was limited to this area and did not receive chrome-level privileges, but could be used as a stepping stone to further an attack with other vulnerabilities. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0.
(CVE-2021-43528)

- Under certain circumstances, asynchronous functions could have caused a navigation to fail but expose the target URL. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95.
(CVE-2021-43536)

- An incorrect type conversion of sizes from 64bit to 32bit integers allowed an attacker to corrupt memory leading to a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43537)

- By misusing a race in our notification code, an attacker could have forcefully hidden the notification for pages that had received full screen and pointer lock access, which could have been used for spoofing attacks. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95.
(CVE-2021-43538)

- Failure to correctly record the location of live pointers across wasm instance calls resulted in a GC occurring within the call not tracing those live pointers. This could have led to a use-after-free causing a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43539)

- When invoking protocol handlers for external protocols, a supplied parameter URL containing spaces was not properly escaped. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95.
(CVE-2021-43541)

- Using XMLHttpRequest, an attacker could have identified installed applications by probing error messages for loading external protocols. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43542)

- Documents loaded with the CSP sandbox directive could have escaped the sandbox's script restriction by embedding additional content. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43543)

- Using the Location API in a loop could have caused severe application hangs and crashes. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43545)

- It was possible to recreate previous cursor spoofing attacks against users with a zoomed native cursor.
This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 91.4.0, Firefox ESR < 91.4.0, and Firefox < 95. (CVE-2021-43546)

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 MozillaThunderbird, MozillaThunderbird-translations-common and / or MozillaThunderbird-translations- other packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1182863

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1189547

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190244

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1190269

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191332

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1192250

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1193485

http://www.nessus.org/u?d27d716f

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29981

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29982

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29987

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-29991

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-32810

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38492

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38493

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38495

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38496

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38497

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38498

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38500

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38501

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38502

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38503

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38504

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38505

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38506

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38507

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38508

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38509

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-38510

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-40529

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43528

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43536

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43537

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43538

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43539

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43541

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43542

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43543

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43545

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-43546

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 156292

File Name: suse_SU-2021-4150-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/25/2021

Updated: 3/17/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-38503

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:MozillaThunderbird, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:MozillaThunderbird-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:MozillaThunderbird-translations-other, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/22/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/2/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29981, CVE-2021-29982, CVE-2021-29987, CVE-2021-29991, CVE-2021-32810, CVE-2021-38492, CVE-2021-38493, CVE-2021-38495, CVE-2021-38496, CVE-2021-38497, CVE-2021-38498, CVE-2021-38500, CVE-2021-38501, CVE-2021-38502, CVE-2021-38503, CVE-2021-38504, CVE-2021-38505, CVE-2021-38506, CVE-2021-38507, CVE-2021-38508, CVE-2021-38509, CVE-2021-38510, CVE-2021-40529, CVE-2021-43528, CVE-2021-43536, CVE-2021-43537, CVE-2021-43538, CVE-2021-43539, CVE-2021-43541, CVE-2021-43542, CVE-2021-43543, CVE-2021-43545, CVE-2021-43546

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:4150-1

IAVA: 2021-A-0366-S, 2021-A-0386-S, 2021-A-0461-S, 2021-A-0405, 2021-A-0527-S, 2021-A-0569-S, 2021-A-0450-S