Sunday, June 27, 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4995-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4995-2
June 25, 2021

thunderbird vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird.

Software Description:
- thunderbird: Mozilla Open Source mail and newsgroup client

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)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
thunderbird 1:78.11.0+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.2

After a standard system update you need to restart Thunderbird to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4995-2
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4995-1
CVE-2021-23961, CVE-2021-23981, CVE-2021-23982, CVE-2021-23984,
CVE-2021-23987, CVE-2021-23991, CVE-2021-23992, CVE-2021-23993,
CVE-2021-23994, CVE-2021-23995, CVE-2021-23998, CVE-2021-23999,
CVE-2021-24002, CVE-2021-29945, CVE-2021-29946, CVE-2021-29948,
CVE-2021-29949, CVE-2021-29956, CVE-2021-29957, CVE-2021-29967

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/1:78.11.0+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.2

 

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