Thunderbird 17.x < 17.0.4 nsHTMLEditor Use-After-Free (Mac OS X)

2013-03-11T00:00:00
ID MACOSX_THUNDERBIRD_17_0_4.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-14T00:00:00

Description

The installed version of Thunderbird 17.x is potentially affected by a use-after-free vulnerability.

An error exists in the HTML editor (nsHTMLEditor) related to content script and the calling of the function 'document.execCommand' while internal editor operations are running. The previously freed memory can be dereferenced and could lead to arbitrary code execution.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(65189);
  script_version("1.9");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/14  1:59:36");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2013-0787");
  script_bugtraq_id(58391);

  script_name(english:"Thunderbird 17.x < 17.0.4 nsHTMLEditor Use-After-Free (Mac OS X)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks version of Thunderbird");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis",
    value:
"The remote Mac OS X host contains a mail client that is potentially
affected by a use-after-free vulnerability."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description",
    value:
"The installed version of Thunderbird 17.x is potentially affected by a
use-after-free vulnerability. 

An error exists in the HTML editor (nsHTMLEditor) related to content
script and the calling of the function 'document.execCommand' while
internal editor operations are running.  The previously freed memory can
be dereferenced and could lead to arbitrary code execution."
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/526050/30/0/threaded");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-13-090/");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2013-29/");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Upgrade to Thunderbird 17.0.4 or later.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2013/03/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2013/03/07");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/03/11");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"MacOS X Local Security Checks");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");

  script_dependencies("macosx_thunderbird_installed.nasl");
  script_require_keys("MacOSX/Thunderbird/Installed");

  exit(0);
}

include("mozilla_version.inc");
kb_base = "MacOSX/Thunderbird";
get_kb_item_or_exit(kb_base+"/Installed");

version = get_kb_item_or_exit(kb_base+"/Version", exit_code:1);
path = get_kb_item_or_exit(kb_base+"/Path", exit_code:1);

if (get_kb_item(kb_base + '/is_esr')) exit(0, 'The Mozilla Thunderbird install is in the ESR branch.');

mozilla_check_version(product:'thunderbird', version:version, path:path, esr:FALSE, fix:'17.0.4', severity:SECURITY_HOLE);