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Security Advisory Critical: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0105-4
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2008-02-07
Last updated on: 2008-02-27
Affected Products: RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.1.z server)
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.6.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.6.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-0304
CVE-2008-0412
CVE-2008-0413
CVE-2008-0415
CVE-2008-0418
CVE-2008-0419
CVE-2008-0420
CVE-2008-0591
CVE-2008-0592
CVE-2008-0593

Details

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

[Updated 27th February 2008]
The erratum text has been updated to include the details of additional
issues that were fixed by these erratum packages, but which were not public
at the time of release. No changes have been made to the packages.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird
processed messages with external-body Multipurpose Internet Message
Extensions (MIME) types. A HTML mail message containing malicious content
could cause Thunderbird to execute arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0304)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed
HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing malicious content could
cause Thunderbird to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415,
CVE-2008-0419)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird displayed malformed HTML
mail content. A HTML mail message containing specially-crafted content
could trick a user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-0420,
CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0593)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handles certain chrome URLs. If a
user has certain extensions installed, it could allow a malicious HTML mail
message to steal sensitive session data. Note: this flaw does not affect a
default installation of Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0418)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the above
issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird saves certain text files. If a
remote site offers a file of type "plain/text", rather than "text/plain",
Thunderbird will not show future "text/plain" content to the user, forcing
them to save those files locally to view the content. (CVE-2008-0592)

Users of thunderbird are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0224
    MD5: 5476abef074753b6489cf4240418560e
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 4bb36e2e52ce196614f0fe785214c321
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: ff56aec8c5a71b989ba04a7802f3f259
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.1.z server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0224
    MD5: 5476abef074753b6489cf4240418560e
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0224
    MD5: 4bb36e2e52ce196614f0fe785214c321
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0224
    MD5: ff56aec8c5a71b989ba04a7802f3f259
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 5ac0045ed8581f6ae5e2f0ae3a76e789
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 241f3aa2d9e9e9d745bd64ae9caa587b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 5ac0045ed8581f6ae5e2f0ae3a76e789
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f83f01ae192922b4f65ebc65844f044f
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 5eba9c6b103b5e8604ad41839298af63
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 07cc67269ecb1a738fd41339e448b5b4
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6cbb63c50891af0938ff7488ee2ec732
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 241f3aa2d9e9e9d745bd64ae9caa587b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.6.z)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 5ac0045ed8581f6ae5e2f0ae3a76e789
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: f83f01ae192922b4f65ebc65844f044f
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 5eba9c6b103b5e8604ad41839298af63
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 07cc67269ecb1a738fd41339e448b5b4
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 6cbb63c50891af0938ff7488ee2ec732
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 241f3aa2d9e9e9d745bd64ae9caa587b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0224
    MD5: 5476abef074753b6489cf4240418560e
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 4bb36e2e52ce196614f0fe785214c321
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: ff56aec8c5a71b989ba04a7802f3f259
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 5ac0045ed8581f6ae5e2f0ae3a76e789
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f83f01ae192922b4f65ebc65844f044f
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 241f3aa2d9e9e9d745bd64ae9caa587b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.6.z)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 5ac0045ed8581f6ae5e2f0ae3a76e789
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: f83f01ae192922b4f65ebc65844f044f
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 241f3aa2d9e9e9d745bd64ae9caa587b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 5ac0045ed8581f6ae5e2f0ae3a76e789
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f83f01ae192922b4f65ebc65844f044f
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 241f3aa2d9e9e9d745bd64ae9caa587b
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

431732 - CVE-2008-0412 Mozilla layout engine crashes
431733 - CVE-2008-0413 Mozilla javascript engine crashes
431739 - CVE-2008-0415 Mozilla arbitrary code execution
431748 - CVE-2008-0418 Mozilla chrome: directory traversal
431749 - CVE-2008-0419 Mozilla arbitrary code execution
431751 - CVE-2008-0591 Mozilla information disclosure flaw
431752 - CVE-2008-0592 Mozilla text file mishandling
431756 - CVE-2008-0593 Mozilla URL token stealing flaw
435123 - CVE-2008-0304 thunderbird/seamonkey: MIME External-Body Heap Overflow Vulnerability


References



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