openSUSE 15 Security Update : MozillaThunderbird (openSUSE-SU-2022:0559-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 158340



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


The remote SUSE Linux SUSE15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the openSUSE-SU-2022:0559-1 advisory.

- It may be possible for an attacker to craft an email message that causes Thunderbird to perform an out-of- bounds write of one byte when processing the message. (CVE-2022-0566)

- A Time-of-Check Time-of-Use bug existed in the Maintenance (Updater) Service that could be abused to grant Users write access to an arbitrary directory. This could have been used to escalate to SYSTEM access. This bug only affects Thunderbird on Windows. Other operating systems are unaffected. (CVE-2022-22753)

- If a user installed an extension of a particular type, the extension could have auto-updated itself and while doing so, bypass the prompt which grants the new version the new requested permissions.

- If a user was convinced to drag and drop an image to their desktop or other folder, the resulting object could have been changed into an executable script which would have run arbitrary code after the user clicked on it. (CVE-2022-22756)

- If a document created a sandboxed iframe without <code>allow-scripts</code>, and subsequently appended an element to the iframe's document that e.g. had a JavaScript event handler - the event handler would have run despite the iframe's sandbox. (CVE-2022-22759)

- When importing resources using Web Workers, error messages would distinguish the difference between <code>application/javascript</code> responses and non-script responses. This could have been abused to learn information cross-origin. (CVE-2022-22760)

- Web-accessible extension pages (pages with a moz-extension:// scheme) were not correctly enforcing the frame-ancestors directive when it was used in the Web Extension's Content Security Policy.

- When a worker is shutdown, it was possible to cause script to run late in the lifecycle, at a point after where it should not be possible. (CVE-2022-22763)

- Mozilla developers and community members Paul Adenot and the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Thunderbird 91.5. 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-2022-22764)

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


Update the affected MozillaThunderbird, MozillaThunderbird-translations-common and / or MozillaThunderbird-translations- other packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 158340

File Name: openSUSE-2022-0559-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2022

Updated: 11/7/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22764


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.6

Temporal Score: 8.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22759

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillathunderbird, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillathunderbird-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozillathunderbird-translations-other, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/23/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-0566, CVE-2022-22753, CVE-2022-22754, CVE-2022-22756, CVE-2022-22759, CVE-2022-22760, CVE-2022-22761, CVE-2022-22763, CVE-2022-22764

IAVA: 2022-A-0079-S, 2022-A-0088-S