Debian DSA-5303-1 : thunderbird - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 168880

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

The remote Debian 11 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dsa-5303 advisory.

- Mozilla: Quoting from an HTML email with certain tags will trigger network requests and load remote content, regardless of a configuration to block remote content (CVE-2022-45414)

- An attacker who compromised a content process could have partially escaped the sandbox to read arbitrary files via clipboard-related IPC messages. This bug only affects Thunderbird for Linux. Other operating systems are unaffected. (CVE-2022-46872)

- A file with a long filename could have had its filename truncated to remove the valid extension, leaving a malicious extension in its place. This could potentially led to user confusion and the execution of malicious code. (CVE-2022-46874)

- Mozilla developers Randell Jesup, Valentin Gosu, Olli Pettay, and the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 107 and Firefox ESR 102.5. 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-2022-46878)

- A missing check related to tex units could have led to a use-after-free and potentially exploitable crash.
(CVE-2022-46880)

- An optimization in WebGL was incorrect in some cases, and could have led to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. (CVE-2022-46881)

- A use-after-free in WebGL extensions could have led to a potentially exploitable crash. (CVE-2022-46882)

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 thunderbird packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 1

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/thunderbird

https://www.debian.org/security/2022/dsa-5303

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2022-45414

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2022-46872

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2022-46874

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2022-46878

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2022-46880

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2022-46881

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2022-46882

https://packages.debian.org/source/bullseye/thunderbird

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 168880

File Name: debian_DSA-5303.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/16/2022

Updated: 1/26/2023

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-46882

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: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-af, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-ar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-ast, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-be, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-bg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-ja, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-ka, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-kab, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-kk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-ko, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-lt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-lv, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-ms, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-nb-no, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-nl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-nn-no, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-pa-in, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-pl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-pt-br, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-pt-pt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-rm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-ro, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-ru, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-sk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-sl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-sq, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-sr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-sv-se, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-th, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-tr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-uk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-uz, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-vi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-zh-cn, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-zh-tw, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-br, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-ca, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-cak, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-cs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-cy, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-da, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-de, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-dsb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-el, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-en-ca, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-en-gb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-es-ar, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-es-es, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-et, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-eu, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-fi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-fr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-fy-nl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-ga-ie, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-gd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-gl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-he, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-hr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-hsb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-hu, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-hy-am, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-id, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-is, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:thunderbird-l10n-it

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/30/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-45414, CVE-2022-46872, CVE-2022-46874, CVE-2022-46878, CVE-2022-46880, CVE-2022-46881, CVE-2022-46882

IAVA: 2022-A-0505-S, 2022-A-0519-S, 2023-A-0009-S