Mozilla Thunderbird < 3.0.10 Buffer Overflow

2010-10-28T00:00:00
ID MOZILLA_THUNDERBIRD_3010.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-09-02T00:00:00

Description

The installed version of Thunderbird is earlier than 3.0.10. Such versions are potentially affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability.

The combination of DOM insertions and the handling of the JavaScript function 'document.write()' exposes an error that can lead to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Note that reading email does not expose this vulnerability, however the vulnerability can be triggered when viewing RSS feeds while JavaScript or third-party plugins providing browser-like functionality are enabled.

Also, note that there have been reports that this issue is being actively exploited in the wild.

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

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(50384);
  script_version("1.20");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/16 14:09:15");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2010-3765");
  script_bugtraq_id(44425);
  script_xref(name:"EDB-ID", value:"15342");
  script_xref(name:"Secunia", value:"41975");

  script_name(english:"Mozilla Thunderbird < 3.0.10 Buffer Overflow");
  script_summary(english:"Checks version of Thunderbird");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote Windows host contains a mail client that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability."
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The installed version of Thunderbird is earlier than 3.0.10.  Such
versions are potentially affected by a heap-based buffer overflow
vulnerability.

The combination of DOM insertions and the handling of the JavaScript
function 'document.write()' exposes an error that can lead to a
heap-based buffer overflow.

Note that reading email does not expose this vulnerability, however
the vulnerability can be triggered when viewing RSS feeds while
JavaScript or third-party plugins providing browser-like functionality
are enabled.

Also, note that there have been reports that this issue is being
actively exploited in the wild.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=607222");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2010-73/");
  # https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/thunderbird-3.0/
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?390a975c");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Upgrade to Thunderbird 3.0.10 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:H/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploited_by_malware", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"metasploit_name", value:'Mozilla Firefox Interleaved document.write/appendChild Memory Corruption');
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_metasploit", value:"true");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_canvas", value:"true");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"canvas_package", value:'CANVAS');
script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2010/10/26");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2010/10/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/10/28");

  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:"Windows");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_dependencies("mozilla_org_installed.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Mozilla/Thunderbird/Version");
  exit(0);
}

include("mozilla_version.inc");
port = get_kb_item_or_exit("SMB/transport");

installs = get_kb_list("SMB/Mozilla/Thunderbird/*");
if (isnull(installs)) audit(AUDIT_NOT_INST, "Thunderbird");

mozilla_check_version(installs:installs, product:'thunderbird', esr:FALSE, fix:'3.0.10', severity:SECURITY_HOLE);