Mozilla Thunderbird < 45.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (macOS)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96268

Synopsis

The remote macOS or Mac OS X host contains a mail client that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Mozilla Thunderbird installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 45.6. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Multiple memory corruption issues exists, such as when handling document state changes or HTML5 content, or else due to dereferencing already freed memory or improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit these to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9893)

- A security bypass vulnerability exists due to event handlers for marquee elements being executed despite a Content Security Policy (CSP) that disallowed inline JavaScript. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to impact integrity. (CVE-2016-9895)

- A memory corruption issue exists in libGLES when WebGL functions use a vector constructor with a varying array within libGLES. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-9897)

- A use-after-free error exists in Editor, specifically within file editor/libeditor/HTMLEditor.cpp, when handling DOM subtrees. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-9898)

- A use-after-free error exists in the nsNodeUtils::CloneAndAdopt() function within file dom/base/nsNodeUtils.cpp, while manipulating DOM events and removing audio elements, due to improper handling of failing node adoption. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-9899)

- A security bypass vulnerability exists in the nsDataDocumentContentPolicy::ShouldLoad() function within file dom/base/nsDataDocumentContentPolicy.cpp that allows external resources to be inappropriately loaded by SVG images by utilizing 'data:' URLs. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive cross-domain information.
(CVE-2016-9900)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to determine whether an atom is used by another compartment or zone in specific contexts, by utilizing a JavaScript Map/Set timing attack. (CVE-2016-9904)

- A flaw exists in the nsDocument::EnumerateSubDocuments() function within file dom/base/nsDocument.cpp when adding and removing sub-documents. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted web page, to corrupt memory, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-9905)

Solution

Upgrade to Mozilla Thunderbird version 45.6 or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-96/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96268

File Name: macosx_thunderbird_45_6.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2017/01/03

Updated: 2019/11/13

Dependencies: 56557

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-9899

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Thunderbird/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9893, CVE-2016-9895, CVE-2016-9897, CVE-2016-9898, CVE-2016-9899, CVE-2016-9900, CVE-2016-9904, CVE-2016-9905

BID: 94884, 94885

MFSA: 2016-96