Multiple vulnerabilities in Mozilla Thunderbird



Published: 2020-08-26
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 4
CVE-ID CVE-2020-15663
CVE-2020-15664
CVE-2020-15669
CVE-2020-15670
CWE-ID CWE-264
CWE-399
CWE-416
CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Mozilla Thunderbird
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Vendor Mozilla

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 4 vulnerabilities.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU46015

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15663

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due Mozilla Maintenance Service does not check if the updater.exe file has a valid signature before executing it with elevated privileges. A local user with ability to replace the updater.exe file file can execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Thunderbird: 78.0 - 78.1.1, 68.0 - 68.11.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-40/
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-41/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Resource management error

EUVDB-ID: #VU46016

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15664

CWE-ID: CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to the way Firefox handles prompts. By holding a reference to the eval() function from an about:blank window, a malicious webpage could have gained access to the InstallTrigger object which would allow them to prompt the user to install an extension. Combined with user confusion, this could result in an unintended or malicious extension being installed.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Thunderbird: 78.0 - 78.1.1, 68.0 - 68.11.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-40/
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-41/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

3) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU46018

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15669

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when aborting operations in browser. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Thunderbird: 68.0 - 68.11.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-40/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

4) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU46017

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15670

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing HTML content. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla Thunderbird: 78.0 - 78.1.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-41/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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