Slackware Linux 15.0 / current mozilla-thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities (SSA:2023-130-01)

high Nessus Plugin ID 175569


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


The version of mozilla-thunderbird installed on the remote host is prior to 102.11.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SSA:2023-130-01 advisory.

- An out-of-bound read could have led to a crash in the RLBox Expat driver. (CVE-2023-32206)

- A missing delay in popup notifications could have made it possible for an attacker to trick a user into granting permissions. (CVE-2023-32207)

- A type checking bug would have led to invalid code being compiled. (CVE-2023-32211)

- An attacker could have positioned a <code>datalist</code> element to obscure the address bar.

- When reading a file, an uninitialized value could have been used as read limit. (CVE-2023-32213)

- Protocol handlers <code>ms-cxh</code> and <code>ms-cxh-full</code> could have been leveraged to trigger a denial of service. Note: This attack only affects Windows. Other operating systems are not affected.

- Mozilla developers and community members Gabriele Svelto, Andrew Osmond, Emily McDonough, Sebastian Hengst, Andrew McCreight and the Mozilla Fuzzing Team reported memory safety bugs present in Thunderbird 102.10. 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-2023-32215)

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


Upgrade the affected mozilla-thunderbird package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 175569

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2023-130-01.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 5/13/2023

Updated: 6/9/2023

Supported Sensors: 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-2023-32215


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:slackware:slackware_linux:mozilla-thunderbird, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/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

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/9/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-32206, CVE-2023-32207, CVE-2023-32211, CVE-2023-32212, CVE-2023-32213, CVE-2023-32214, CVE-2023-32215