Mozilla Thunderbird < 31.1.2 RSA Signature Forgery in NSS

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8412
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Synopsis

The remote host is running a mail client that is vulnerable to a critical issue within the Network Security Services (NSS) library.

Description

Versions of Mozilla Thunderbird prior to 31.1.2 utilize a vulnerable version of the Network Security Services library for cryptographic functionality. The issue occurs from incorrectly check on signature padding, leading to potential signature forgery that can be leveraged for man-in-the-middle attacks over SSL.

Solution

Upgrade to Thunderbird 31.1.2, or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-73.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8412

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 10/6/2014

Updated: 11/6/2019

Dependencies: 5558

Nessus ID: 77901, 77906

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 10/1/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568

BID: 70116

IAVA: 2016-A-0293