RHEL 8 : thunderbird (RHSA-2023:1472)

high Nessus Plugin ID 173423

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for thunderbird.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2023:1472 advisory.

- Sometimes, when invalidating JIT code while following an iterator, the newly generated code could be overwritten incorrectly. This could lead to a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 111, Firefox ESR < 102.9, and Thunderbird < 102.9. (CVE-2023-25751)

- When accessing throttled streams, the count of available bytes needed to be checked in the calling function to be within bounds. This may have lead future code to be incorrect and vulnerable. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 111, Firefox ESR < 102.9, and Thunderbird < 102.9. (CVE-2023-25752)

- While implementing AudioWorklets, some code may have casted one type to another, invalid, dynamic type.
This could have led to a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 111, Firefox ESR < 102.9, and Thunderbird < 102.9. (CVE-2023-28162)

- Dragging a URL from a cross-origin iframe that was removed during the drag could have led to user confusion and website spoofing attacks. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 111, Firefox ESR < 102.9, and Thunderbird < 102.9. (CVE-2023-28164)

- Memory safety bugs present in Firefox 110 and Firefox ESR 102.8. 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. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 111, Firefox ESR < 102.9, and Thunderbird < 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.

Solution

Update the RHEL thunderbird package based on the guidance in RHSA-2023:1472.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-25751

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-25752

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-28162

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-28164

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-28176

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:1472

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 173423

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2023-1472.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/27/2023

Updated: 1/26/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, 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-2023-28176

CVSS v3

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: cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_aus:8.4, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_e4s:8.4, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:8.4, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_tus:8.4, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/27/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-25751, CVE-2023-25752, CVE-2023-28162, CVE-2023-28164, CVE-2023-28176

CWE: 120, 125, 704, 829, 94

IAVA: 2023-A-0149-S

RHSA: 2023:1472