Slackware Linux 15.0 / current mozilla-thunderbird Vulnerability (SSA:2024-065-01)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 191562


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 115.8.1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2024-065-01 advisory.

- The encrypted subject of an email message could be incorrectly and permanently assigned to an arbitrary other email message in Thunderbird's local cache. Consequently, when replying to the contaminated email message, the user might accidentally leak the confidential subject to a third party. While this update fixes the bug and avoids future message contamination, it does not automatically repair existing contaminations. Users are advised to use the repair folder functionality, which is available from the context menu of email folders, which will erase incorrect subject assignments. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 115.8.1. (CVE-2024-1936)

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


Upgrade the affected mozilla-thunderbird package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 191562

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2024-065-01.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 3/5/2024

Updated: 3/5/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-1936

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: 3/5/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/4/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-1936