Slackware Linux 15.0 / current mozilla-thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities (SSA:2022-249-02)

high Nessus Plugin ID 164798

Synopsis

The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to mozilla-thunderbird.

Description

The version of mozilla-thunderbird installed on the remote host is prior to 102.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SSA:2022-249-02 advisory.

- When receiving an HTML email that contained an <code>iframe</code> element, which used a <code>srcdoc</code> attribute to define the inner HTML document, remote objects specified in the nested document, for example images or videos, were not blocked. Rather, the network was accessed, the objects were loaded and displayed. (CVE-2022-3032)

- If a Thunderbird user replied to a crafted HTML email containing a <code>meta</code> tag, with the <code>meta</code> tag having the <code>http-equiv=refresh</code> attribute, and the content attribute specifying an URL, then Thunderbird started a network request to that URL, regardless of the configuration to block remote content. In combination with certain other HTML elements and attributes in the email, it was possible to execute JavaScript code included in the message in the context of the message compose document. The JavaScript code was able to perform actions including, but probably not limited to, read and modify the contents of the message compose document, including the quoted original message, which could potentially contain the decrypted plaintext of encrypted data in the crafted email. The contents could then be transmitted to the network, either to the URL specified in the META refresh tag, or to a different URL, as the JavaScript code could modify the URL specified in the document. This bug doesn't affect users who have changed the default Message Body display setting to 'simple html' or 'plain text'.
(CVE-2022-3033)

- When receiving an HTML email that specified to load an <code>iframe</code> element from a remote location, a request to the remote document was sent. However, Thunderbird didn't display the document.
(CVE-2022-3034)

- Thunderbird users who use the Matrix chat protocol were vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack. An adversary sharing a room with a user had the ability to carry out an attack against affected clients, making it not show all of a user's rooms or spaces and/or causing minor temporary corruption.
(CVE-2022-36059)

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected mozilla-thunderbird package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 164798

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2022-249-02.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 9/7/2022

Updated: 1/4/2023

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.4

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-3033

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:slackware:slackware_linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:slackware:slackware_linux:mozilla-thunderbird:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/31/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-3033, CVE-2022-3032, CVE-2022-3034, CVE-2022-36059