Oracle Linux 7 : thunderbird (ELSA-2022-1725)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 160632

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2022-1725 advisory.

- Thunderbird did not properly protect against top-level navigations for iframe sandbox with a policy relaxed through a keyword like <code>allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation</code>. (CVE-2022-29911)

- Documents in deeply-nested cross-origin browsing contexts could obtain permissions granted to the top- level origin, bypassing the existing prompt and wrongfully inheriting the top-level permissions.
(CVE-2022-29909)

- Requests initiated through reader mode did not properly omit cookies with a SameSite attribute.
(CVE-2022-29912)

- When reusing existing popups Thunderbird would allow them to cover the fullscreen notification UI, which could enable browser spoofing attacks. (CVE-2022-29914)

- Mozilla developers Gabriele Svelto, Tom Ritter and the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Thunderbird 91.8. 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-2022-29917)

- The parent process would not properly check whether the Speech Synthesis feature is enabled, when receiving instructions from a child process. (CVE-2022-29913)

- When viewing an email message A, which contains an attached message B, where B is encrypted or digitally signed or both, Thunderbird may show an incorrect encryption or signature status. After opening and viewing the attached message B, when returning to the display of message A, the message A might be shown with the security status of message B. (CVE-2022-1520)

- Thunderbird would behave slightly differently for already known resources, when loading CSS resources through resolving CSS variables. This could be used to probe the browser history. (CVE-2022-29916)

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

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2022-1725.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 160632

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2022-1725.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/5/2022

Updated: 1/3/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-29917

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:thunderbird

Required KB Items: Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/5/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/3/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1520, CVE-2022-29909, CVE-2022-29911, CVE-2022-29912, CVE-2022-29913, CVE-2022-29914, CVE-2022-29916, CVE-2022-29917

IAVA: 2022-A-0190-S, 2022-A-0188-S