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Security Advisory Critical: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0735-4
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2006-11-08
Last updated on: 2006-11-08
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-2006-5462
CVE-2006-5463
CVE-2006-5464
CVE-2006-5747
CVE-2006-5748

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.

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processes certain malformed
Javascript code. A malicious HTML mail message could cause the execution of
Javascript code in such a way that could cause Thunderbird to crash or
execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-5463,
CVE-2006-5747, CVE-2006-5748)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird renders HTML mail messages.
A malicious HTML mail message could cause the mail client to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2006-5464)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird verifies RSA signatures. For RSA
keys with exponent 3 it is possible for an attacker to forge a signature
that would be incorrectly verified by the NSS library. Thunderbird as
shipped trusts several root Certificate Authorities that use exponent 3. An
attacker could have created a carefully crafted SSL certificate which would
be incorrectly trusted when their site was visited by a victim. This flaw
was previously thought to be fixed in Thunderbird 1.5.0.7, however Ulrich
Kuehn discovered the fix was incomplete (CVE-2006-5462)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this update, which contains
Thunderbird version 1.5.0.8 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-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 3b42db7cd5de96204220fc212064b368
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6846d16a9833cd58d38c6d0267837152
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 66192461dde3955b47a05c5a590f2ab2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 3b42db7cd5de96204220fc212064b368
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6846d16a9833cd58d38c6d0267837152
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9b557c66d3dcbbb4c71984bec11eb1fa
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 5254c63c36ecdc78fd449ec676dbbb51
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: c99069f348e8000d097c063481c65161
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: df7a17a986408c46edbc41b635979e70
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 66192461dde3955b47a05c5a590f2ab2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 3b42db7cd5de96204220fc212064b368
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6846d16a9833cd58d38c6d0267837152
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9b557c66d3dcbbb4c71984bec11eb1fa
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 66192461dde3955b47a05c5a590f2ab2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 3b42db7cd5de96204220fc212064b368
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6846d16a9833cd58d38c6d0267837152
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9b557c66d3dcbbb4c71984bec11eb1fa
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.8-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 66192461dde3955b47a05c5a590f2ab2
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

214450 - CVE-2006-5462 Multiple thunderbird vulnerabilities (CVE-2006-5463, CVE-2006-5464, CVE-2006-5747, CVE-2006-5748)


References



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