Rocky Linux 8 : thunderbird (RLSA-2021:2883)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 157838

Synopsis

The remote Rocky Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Rocky Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RLSA-2021:2883 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)

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, thunderbird-debuginfo and / or thunderbird-debugsource packages.

See Also

https://errata.rockylinux.org/RLSA-2021:2883

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1970109

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1982013

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1982014

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1982015

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 157838

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2021-2883.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2/9/2022

Updated: 2/14/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-29969

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:thunderbird-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:thunderbird-debugsource, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/3/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/13/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-29969

RLSA: 2021:2883