Amazon Linux 2 : thunderbird (ALAS-2023-1988)

high Nessus Plugin ID 173232


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of thunderbird installed on the remote host is prior to 102.9.0-1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-1988 advisory.

- Mozilla: Incorrect code generation during JIT compilation (CVE-2023-25751)

- Mozilla: Potential out-of-bounds when accessing throttled streams (CVE-2023-25752)

- Mozilla: Invalid downcast in Worklets (CVE-2023-28162)

- When downloading files through the Save As dialog on Windows with suggested filenames containing environment variable names, Windows would have resolved those in the context of the current user. This bug only affects Firefox on Windows. Other versions of Firefox are unaffected. (CVE-2023-28163)

- Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 111 and Firefox ESR 102.9 (CVE-2023-28176)

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


Run 'yum update thunderbird' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 173232

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-1988.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/22/2023

Updated: 6/12/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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-2023-28176


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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:amazon:linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:thunderbird-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-25751, CVE-2023-25752, CVE-2023-28162, CVE-2023-28163, CVE-2023-28176

IAVA: 2023-A-0149-S