CVE-2021-29949

NameCVE-2021-29949
DescriptionWhen loading the shared library that provides the OTR protocol implementation, Thunderbird will initially attempt to open it using a filename that isn't distributed by Thunderbird. If a computer has already been infected with a malicious library of the alternative filename, and the malicious library has been copied to a directory that is contained in the search path for executable libraries, then Thunderbird will load the incorrect library. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.9.1.
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-2632-1, DSA-4897-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
thunderbird (PTS)stretch1:68.10.0-1~deb9u1vulnerable
stretch (security)1:78.14.0-1~deb9u1fixed
buster, buster (security)1:78.14.0-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye1:78.14.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm1:78.14.0-1fixed
sid1:91.2.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
thunderbirdsourcestretch1:78.10.0-1~deb9u1DLA-2632-1
thunderbirdsourcebuster1:78.10.0-1~deb10u1DSA-4897-1
thunderbirdsource(unstable)1:78.10.0-1

Notes

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-13/#CVE-2021-29949

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