Linux Advisory Watch: August 6, 2021

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Linux Advisory Watch: August 6, 2021

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This week, important updates have been issued for OpenJDK, Lasso and Thunderbird.

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OpenJDK
The Discovery 

Several dangerous vulnerabilities have been discovered in the OpenJDK 11 Java Runtime Environment (CVE-2021-2341, CVE-2021-2369 and CVE-2021-2388).

The Impact

These issues could result in bypass of sandbox restrictions, incorrect validation of signed Jars, or information disclosure.

The Fix

We recommend that you upgrade your openjdk-11 packages to OpenJDK 11.0.12 (2021-07-20) immediately to mitigate these flaws.

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Lasso
The Discovery 

An important XML signature wrapping vulnerability when parsing SAML responses (CVE-2021-28091) has been discovered in the Lasso library, which implements the Liberty Alliance Single SignOn standards, including the SAML and SAML2 specifications.

The Impact

This flaw allows an attacker to modify a valid SAML response to include an unsigned SAML assertion, which may be used to impersonate another valid user recognized by the service using Lasso. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as service availability.

The Fix

Lasso has released an update that fixes this issue. Users should update their systems as soon as possible to protect sensitive data and prevent downtime.

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Thunderbird
The Discovery

Several important security issues have been discovered in the Mozilla Thunderbird mail and newsgroup client. 

The Impact

These vulnerabilities include a out of bounds write in ANGLE impacting the Chromium browser (CVE-2021-30547), a use-after-free in accessibility features of a document (CVE-2021-29970), memory safety bugs in Firefox 90 and Firefox ESR 78.12, and a flaw that could allow IMAP server responses sent by a MITM prior to STARTTLS to be processed (CVE-2021-29969).

The Fix

Mozilla has released an update upgrading Thunderbird to version 78.12.0, which fixes these issues. Update Thunderbird now to prevent attacks and protect sensitive information.

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