CVE-2018-5168

NameCVE-2018-5168
DescriptionSites can bypass security checks on permissions to install lightweight themes by manipulating the "baseURI" property of the theme element. This could allow a malicious site to install a theme without user interaction which could contain offensive or embarrassing images. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 52.8, Thunderbird ESR < 52.8, Firefox < 60, and Firefox ESR < 52.8.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1376-1, DLA-1382-1, DSA-4199-1, DSA-4209-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid128.0-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)bullseye115.12.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)115.13.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm115.12.0esr-1~deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)115.13.0esr-1~deb12u1fixed
trixie115.12.0esr-1fixed
sid115.13.0esr-1fixed
thunderbird (PTS)bullseye1:115.12.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)1:115.13.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm1:115.12.0-1~deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)1:115.13.0-1~deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie1:115.13.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)60.0-1
firefox-esrsourcewheezy52.8.0esr-1~deb7u1DLA-1376-1
firefox-esrsourcejessie52.8.0esr-1~deb8u1DSA-4199-1
firefox-esrsourcestretch52.8.0esr-1~deb9u1DSA-4199-1
firefox-esrsource(unstable)52.8.0esr-1
thunderbirdsourcewheezy1:52.8.0-1~deb7u1DLA-1382-1
thunderbirdsourcejessie1:52.8.0-1~deb8u1DSA-4209-1
thunderbirdsourcestretch1:52.8.0-1~deb9u1DSA-4209-1
thunderbirdsource(unstable)1:52.8.0-1

Notes

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-11/#CVE-2018-5168
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-12/#CVE-2018-5168
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-13/#CVE-2018-5168

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