CVE-2018-18509

NameCVE-2018-18509
DescriptionA flaw during verification of certain S/MIME signatures causes emails to be shown in Thunderbird as having a valid digital signature, even if the shown message contents aren't covered by the signature. The flaw allows an attacker to reuse a valid S/MIME signature to craft an email message with arbitrary content. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60.5.1.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1678-1, DSA-4392-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
thunderbird (PTS)stretch1:68.10.0-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)1:78.14.0-1~deb9u1fixed
buster1:78.6.0-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)1:78.14.0-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye1:78.12.0-1fixed
bullseye (security)1:78.14.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid1:78.14.0-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
thunderbirdsourcejessie1:60.5.1-1~deb8u1DLA-1678-1
thunderbirdsourcestretch1:60.5.1-1~deb9u1DSA-4392-1
thunderbirdsource(unstable)1:60.5.1-1

Notes

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-06/#CVE-2018-18511

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