Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.04 / 23.10 : Thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-6563-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 187429

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / 22.04 LTS / 23.04 / 23.10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-6563-1 advisory.

- When processing a PGP/MIME payload that contains digitally signed text, the first paragraph of the text was never shown to the user. This is because the text was interpreted as a MIME message and the first paragraph was always treated as an email header section. A digitally signed text from a different context, such as a signed GIT commit, could be used to spoof an email message. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 115.6. (CVE-2023-50762)

- The signature of a digitally signed S/MIME email message may optionally specify the signature creation date and time. If present, Thunderbird did not compare the signature creation date with the message date and time, and displayed a valid signature despite a date or time mismatch. This could be used to give recipients the impression that a message was sent at a different date or time. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 115.6. (CVE-2023-50761)

- The WebGL `DrawElementsInstanced` method was susceptible to a heap buffer overflow when used on systems with the Mesa VM driver. This issue could allow an attacker to perform remote code execution and sandbox escape. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121.
(CVE-2023-6856)

- When resolving a symlink, a race may occur where the buffer passed to `readlink` may actually be smaller than necessary. *This bug only affects Firefox on Unix-based operating systems (Android, Linux, MacOS).
Windows is unaffected.* This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6857)

- Firefox was susceptible to a heap buffer overflow in `nsTextFragment` due to insufficient OOM handling.
This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6858)

- A use-after-free condition affected TLS socket creation when under memory pressure. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6859)

- The `VideoBridge` allowed any content process to use textures produced by remote decoders. This could be abused to escape the sandbox. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6860)

- The `nsWindow::PickerOpen(void)` method was susceptible to a heap buffer overflow when running in headless mode. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121.
(CVE-2023-6861)

- A use-after-free was identified in the `nsDNSService::Init`. This issue appears to manifest rarely during start-up. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6 and Thunderbird < 115.6. (CVE-2023-6862)

- The `ShutdownObserver()` was susceptible to potentially undefined behavior due to its reliance on a dynamic type that lacked a virtual destructor. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6863)

- Memory safety bugs present in Firefox 120, Firefox ESR 115.5, and Thunderbird 115.5. 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. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 115.6, Thunderbird < 115.6, and Firefox < 121. (CVE-2023-6864)

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 affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6563-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 187429

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6563-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/2/2024

Updated: 1/26/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, 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-2023-6864

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: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-gnome-support, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-af, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ar, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ast, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-be, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-bg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-bn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-bn-bd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ta-lk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-th, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-tr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-uk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-uz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-vi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-zh-cn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-zh-hans, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-zh-hant, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-zh-tw, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-mozsymbols, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xul-ext-calendar-timezones, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xul-ext-gdata-provider, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xul-ext-lightning, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-br, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ca, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-cak, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-cs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-cy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-da, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-de, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-dsb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-el, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-en, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-en-gb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-en-us, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-es, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-es-ar, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-es-es, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-et, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-eu, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-fa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-fi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-fr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-fy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-fy-nl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ga, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ga-ie, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-gd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-gl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-he, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-hr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-hsb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-hu, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-hy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-id, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-is, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-it, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ja, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ka, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-kab, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-kk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ko, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-lt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-lv, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-mk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ms, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-nb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-nb-no, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-nl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-nn, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-nn-no, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pa, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pa-in, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pt-br, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-pt-pt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-rm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ro, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ru, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-si, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sl, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sq, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sv, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-sv-se, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:thunderbird-locale-ta

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/2/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/19/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-50761, CVE-2023-50762, CVE-2023-6856, CVE-2023-6857, CVE-2023-6858, CVE-2023-6859, CVE-2023-6860, CVE-2023-6861, CVE-2023-6862, CVE-2023-6863, CVE-2023-6864

IAVA: 2023-A-0702-S

USN: 6563-1