Ubuntu: Security Advisory for thunderbird (USN-4995-2)

Published: 2021-06-26 03:00:22
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'thunderbird' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the USN-4995-2 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
USN-4995-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Thunderbird. This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Original advisory details: Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive information, spoof the UI, bypass security restrictions, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-23961, CVE-2021-23981, CVE-2021-23982, CVE-2021-23987, CVE-2021-23994, CVE-2021-23998, CVE-2021-23999, CVE-2021-29945, CVE-2021-29946, CVE-2021-29967) It was discovered that extensions could open popup windows with control of the window title in some circumstances. If a user were tricked into installing a specially crafted extension, an attacker could potentially exploit this to spoof a website and trick the user into providing credentials. (CVE-2021-23984) Multiple security issues were discovered in Thunderbird's OpenPGP integration. If a user were tricked into importing a specially crafted key in some circumstances, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service (inability to send encrypted email) or confuse the user. (CVE-2021-23991, CVE-2021-23992, CVE-2021-23993) A use-after-free was discovered when Responsive Design Mode was enabled. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted website with Responsive Design Mode enabled, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-23995) It was discovered that Thunderbird mishandled ftp URLs with encoded newline characters. If a user were tricked into clicking on a specially crafted link, an attacker could potentially exploit this to send arbitrary FTP commands. (CVE-2021-24002) It was discovered that Thunderbird wrote signatures to disk and read them back during verification. A local attacker could potentially exploit this to replace the data with another signature file. (CVE-2021-29948) It was discovered that Thunderbird might load an alternative OTR library. If a user were tricked into copying a specially crafted library to one of Thunderbird's search paths, an attacker could potentially exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-29949) It was discovered that secret keys imported into Thunderbird were stored unencrypted. A local attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain private keys. (CVE-2021-29956) It was discovered that Thunderbird did not indicate when an inline signed or encrypted message contained additional unprotected parts. (CVE-2021-29957)

Affected Versions:
'thunderbird' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




CVSS Score
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