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Security Advisory Moderate: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0908-4
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2008-10-01
Last updated on: 2008-10-01
Affected Products: RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.2.z server)
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-0016
CVE-2008-3835
CVE-2008-4058
CVE-2008-4059
CVE-2008-4060
CVE-2008-4061
CVE-2008-4062
CVE-2008-4065
CVE-2008-4066
CVE-2008-4067
CVE-2008-4068
CVE-2008-4070

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 moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail content.
An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060,
CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
displayed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could
potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)

A flaw was found in Thunderbird that caused certain characters to be
stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScript
to bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066)

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

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the handling of cancelled
newsgroup messages. If the user cancels a specially crafted newsgroup
message it could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-4070)

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
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-2.0.0.17-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0002
    MD5: 493d90056b9d610658f88a07409f8b90
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f7783d1c61f4634d45b2dfdeda6f5233
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 271dd86c47041899e40290db61888844
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.2.z server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0002
    MD5: 493d90056b9d610658f88a07409f8b90
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0002
    MD5: f7783d1c61f4634d45b2dfdeda6f5233
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0002
    MD5: 271dd86c47041899e40290db61888844
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9f21984d2231ab1489fcfc605ee02463
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 042aaa94727f2a47bc35efa4a2fca7c9
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9a0d8ce24745e7d70b083a0f2d14f837
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9f21984d2231ab1489fcfc605ee02463
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 042aaa94727f2a47bc35efa4a2fca7c9
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4866d310924d7568a07bfb16fe201930
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: fc2a8f6d7c1cf837ba8c9b91e58abbb7
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 01d46e8908991bdabc2547bfbdaf0c1e
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ddcfa5b9ef472c15dafda36166bdf8aa
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9a0d8ce24745e7d70b083a0f2d14f837
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9f21984d2231ab1489fcfc605ee02463
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 042aaa94727f2a47bc35efa4a2fca7c9
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 4866d310924d7568a07bfb16fe201930
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: fc2a8f6d7c1cf837ba8c9b91e58abbb7
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 01d46e8908991bdabc2547bfbdaf0c1e
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: ddcfa5b9ef472c15dafda36166bdf8aa
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 9a0d8ce24745e7d70b083a0f2d14f837
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0002
    MD5: 493d90056b9d610658f88a07409f8b90
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f7783d1c61f4634d45b2dfdeda6f5233
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 271dd86c47041899e40290db61888844
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9f21984d2231ab1489fcfc605ee02463
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 042aaa94727f2a47bc35efa4a2fca7c9
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4866d310924d7568a07bfb16fe201930
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9a0d8ce24745e7d70b083a0f2d14f837
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9f21984d2231ab1489fcfc605ee02463
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 042aaa94727f2a47bc35efa4a2fca7c9
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 4866d310924d7568a07bfb16fe201930
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 9a0d8ce24745e7d70b083a0f2d14f837
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9f21984d2231ab1489fcfc605ee02463
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 042aaa94727f2a47bc35efa4a2fca7c9
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4866d310924d7568a07bfb16fe201930
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9a0d8ce24745e7d70b083a0f2d14f837
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

463181 - CVE-2008-0016 Mozilla UTF-8 stack buffer overflow
463182 - CVE-2008-3835 mozilla: nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() same-origin violation
463190 - CVE-2008-4058 Mozilla privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution
463192 - CVE-2008-4059 Mozilla privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution
463198 - CVE-2008-4060 Mozilla privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution
463199 - CVE-2008-4061 Mozilla layout engine crash
463201 - CVE-2008-4062 Mozilla crashes with evidence of memory corruption
463234 - CVE-2008-4065 Mozilla BOM characters stripped from JavaScript before execution
463243 - CVE-2008-4066 Mozilla low surrogates stripped from JavaScript before execution
463246 - CVE-2008-4067 Mozilla resource: traversal vulnerability
463248 - CVE-2008-4068 Mozilla local HTML file recource: bypass
464041 - CVE-2008-4070 Thunderbird cancelled newsgrop messages


References



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