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Security Advisory thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0611-3
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2006-07-28
Last updated on: 2006-07-28
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2006-2776
CVE-2006-2778
CVE-2006-2779
CVE-2006-2780
CVE-2006-2781
CVE-2006-2782
CVE-2006-2783
CVE-2006-2784
CVE-2006-2785
CVE-2006-2786
CVE-2006-2787
CVE-2006-2788
CVE-2006-3113
CVE-2006-3677
CVE-2006-3801
CVE-2006-3802
CVE-2006-3803
CVE-2006-3804
CVE-2006-3805
CVE-2006-3806
CVE-2006-3807
CVE-2006-3808
CVE-2006-3809
CVE-2006-3810
CVE-2006-3811

Details

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security bugs are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

The Mozilla Foundation has discontinued support for the Mozilla Thunderbird
1.0 branch. This update deprecates the Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 branch in
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in favor of the supported Mozilla Thunderbird
1.5 branch.

This update also resolves a number of outstanding Thunderbird security issues:

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain
javascript actions. A malicious mail message could execute arbitrary
javascript instructions with the permissions of "chrome", allowing the page
to steal sensitive information or install browser malware. (CVE-2006-2776,
CVE-2006-2784, CVE-2006-2785, CVE-2006-2787, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3809)

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed
certain mail messages. A malicious web page could crash the browser or
possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2006-2779, CVE-2006-2780, CVE-2006-3801, CVE-2006-3677,
CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3811)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain
javascript actions. A malicious mail message could conduct a cross-site
scripting attack or steal sensitive information (such as cookies owned by
other domains). (CVE-2006-3802, CVE-2006-3810)

A form file upload flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled javascript
input object mutation. A malicious mail message could upload an arbitrary
local file at form submission time without user interaction. (CVE-2006-2782)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Thunderbird called the
crypto.signText() javascript function. A malicious mail message could crash
the browser if the victim had a client certificate loaded. (CVE-2006-2778)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed Proxy AutoConfig scripts.
A malicious Proxy AutoConfig server could execute arbitrary javascript
instructions with the permissions of "chrome", allowing the page to steal
sensitive information or install client malware. (CVE-2006-3808)

Note: Please note that JavaScript support is disabled by default in
Thunderbird. The above issues are not exploitable with JavaScript disabled.

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird displayed malformed inline
vcard attachments. If a victim viewed an email message containing a
carefully crafted vcard it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-2781, CVE-2006-3804)

A cross site scripting flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed
Unicode Byte-order-Mark (BOM) markers in UTF-8 mail messages. A malicious
web page could execute a script within the browser that a web input
sanitizer could miss due to a malformed "script" tag. (CVE-2006-2783)

Two HTTP response smuggling flaws were found in the way Thunderbird
processed certain invalid HTTP response headers. A malicious web site could
return specially crafted HTTP response headers which may bypass HTTP proxy
restrictions. (CVE-2006-2786)

A double free flaw was found in the way the nsIX509::getRawDER method was
called. If a victim visited a carefully crafted web page, it was possible
to crash Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-2788)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this update, which contains
Thunderbird version 1.5.0.5 that corrects these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 7d5708193546b7a9fdb144bf0bfe9f57
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: fdc62ce7df7b164a1850cd9b49c708f8
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 95cac4013bd948f8c622af127d2e406e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 7d5708193546b7a9fdb144bf0bfe9f57
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: fdc62ce7df7b164a1850cd9b49c708f8
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f3558f268bea0f5bfbbeca3696511cee
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6668fbb49c1d368af08abc94473c96ef
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 59b0430decbfb67f6e08ebf385dd4355
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 370fef1937a4ee3c1278a7e6a9e6412e
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 95cac4013bd948f8c622af127d2e406e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 7d5708193546b7a9fdb144bf0bfe9f57
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: fdc62ce7df7b164a1850cd9b49c708f8
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f3558f268bea0f5bfbbeca3696511cee
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 95cac4013bd948f8c622af127d2e406e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 7d5708193546b7a9fdb144bf0bfe9f57
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: fdc62ce7df7b164a1850cd9b49c708f8
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f3558f268bea0f5bfbbeca3696511cee
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.5-0.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 95cac4013bd948f8c622af127d2e406e
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

197078 - CVE-2006-2779 multiple Thunderbird issues (CVE-2006-2780, CVE-2006-2781, CVE-2006-2783,CVE-2006-2782,CVE-2006-2778,CVE-2006-2776,CVE-2006-2784,CVE-2006-2785,CVE-2006-2786,CVE-2006-2787,CVE-2006-2788)
200171 - CVE-2006-3801 Multiple Thunderbird issues (CVE-2006-3677, CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3802, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3804, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3808, CVE-2006-3809, CVE-2006-3810, CVE-2006-3811)


References

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2776.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2778.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2779.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2780.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2781.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2782.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2783.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2784.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2785.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2786.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2787.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2788.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3113.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3677.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3801.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3802.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3803.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3804.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3805.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3806.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3807.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3808.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3809.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3810.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3811.html
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