Ubuntu 21.10 : Thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-5246-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 156962

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Ubuntu 21.10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5246-1 advisory.

- 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)

- The olm_session_describe function in Matrix libolm before 3.2.7 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. The Olm session object represents a cryptographic channel between two parties. Therefore, its state is partially controllable by the remote party of the channel. Attackers can construct a crafted sequence of messages to manipulate the state of the receiver's session in such a way that, for some buffer sizes, a buffer overflow happens on a call to olm_session_describe. Furthermore, safe buffer sizes were undocumented. The overflow content is partially controllable by the attacker and limited to ASCII spaces and digits. The known affected products are Element Web And SchildiChat Web. (CVE-2021-44538)

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-5246-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 156962

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5246-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/22/2022

Updated: 7/10/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-44538

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-4140

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:21.10, 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-lv, 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/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/21/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/7/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-4126, CVE-2021-4129, CVE-2021-4140, 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, CVE-2021-44538, CVE-2022-22737, CVE-2022-22738, CVE-2022-22739, CVE-2022-22740, CVE-2022-22741, CVE-2022-22742, CVE-2022-22743, CVE-2022-22745, CVE-2022-22747, CVE-2022-22748, CVE-2022-22751

IAVA: 2021-A-0569-S, 2021-A-0603-S, 2022-A-0017-S

USN: 5246-1