CVE-2021-29950

NameCVE-2021-29950
DescriptionThunderbird unprotects a secret OpenPGP key prior to using it for a decryption, signing or key import task. If the task runs into a failure, the secret key may remain in memory in its unprotected state. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78.8.1.
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-2609-1, DSA-4876-1
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
bookworm, sid1:78.14.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
thunderbirdsourcestretch1:78.9.0-1~deb9u1DLA-2609-1
thunderbirdsourcebuster1:78.9.0-1~deb10u1DSA-4876-1
thunderbirdsource(unstable)1:78.9.0-1

Notes

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-17/#CVE-2021-29950

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