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Security Advisory Critical: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0760-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2006-12-19
Last updated on: 2006-12-19
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-2006-6497
CVE-2006-6498
CVE-2006-6501
CVE-2006-6502
CVE-2006-6503
CVE-2006-6504
CVE-2006-6505

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 web page 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. JavaScript support
is disabled by default in Thunderbird; this issue is not exploitable
without enabling JavaScript. (CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502,
CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird renders web pages. A
malicious web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-6497)

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird parses
the Content-Type mail header. A malicious mail message could cause the
Thunderbird client to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-6505)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to apply this update, which contains
Thunderbird version 1.5.0.9 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-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 72001c988050f2cee39f14e521854b51
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: d10c018c8956e811c56a8717735555b1
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 94b3012459492173fb03e8f9291b2d7b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 72001c988050f2cee39f14e521854b51
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: d10c018c8956e811c56a8717735555b1
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: d17fd5ab431314325c0b0fe75fec5a29
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: e0af8987e5883eb7ec2b19be67acb1f0
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ae153d3848b515f2a94af4d38f98d79d
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 29e7274253810edd4539be95b21c4c00
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 94b3012459492173fb03e8f9291b2d7b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 72001c988050f2cee39f14e521854b51
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: d10c018c8956e811c56a8717735555b1
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: d17fd5ab431314325c0b0fe75fec5a29
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 94b3012459492173fb03e8f9291b2d7b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 72001c988050f2cee39f14e521854b51
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: d10c018c8956e811c56a8717735555b1
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: d17fd5ab431314325c0b0fe75fec5a29
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.9-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 94b3012459492173fb03e8f9291b2d7b
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

219686 - CVE-2006-6497 Multiple Thunderbird issues (CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504, CVE-2006-6505)


References



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