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Security Advisory Moderate: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0976-3
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2008-11-19
Last updated on: 2008-11-19
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-2008-5012
CVE-2008-5014
CVE-2008-5016
CVE-2008-5017
CVE-2008-5018
CVE-2008-5021
CVE-2008-5022
CVE-2008-5024
CVE-2008-5052

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-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018,
CVE-2008-5021)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
processed. An HTML mail message containing specially-crafted content could
potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024)

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-2.0.0.18-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0002
    MD5: 146aefc2da8339abe053999bdd169eb1
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 08f0fd149e0c99a0ebf57257ee52037c
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f0df948f2dff9f676c19158c95349734
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.2.z server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0002
    MD5: 146aefc2da8339abe053999bdd169eb1
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0002
    MD5: 08f0fd149e0c99a0ebf57257ee52037c
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0002
    MD5: f0df948f2dff9f676c19158c95349734
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: cf1c5637e7b424843d1bec0120fba190
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 5db18e07fca89850fb47d72bae934d98
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 8b87eee3b943aa9e1e1fcd1c9fa2d7ea
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: cf1c5637e7b424843d1bec0120fba190
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 5db18e07fca89850fb47d72bae934d98
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f5d4398f943d369745e46e44e6e18277
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: c4ccdf12b0019c6b2fbda3647fda866a
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 05643a9fae3b0e4e1c21ac586a605ec4
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: be3fc74ca48aed8071af4b0ef4e72b2b
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 8b87eee3b943aa9e1e1fcd1c9fa2d7ea
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: cf1c5637e7b424843d1bec0120fba190
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 5db18e07fca89850fb47d72bae934d98
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: f5d4398f943d369745e46e44e6e18277
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: c4ccdf12b0019c6b2fbda3647fda866a
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 05643a9fae3b0e4e1c21ac586a605ec4
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: be3fc74ca48aed8071af4b0ef4e72b2b
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 8b87eee3b943aa9e1e1fcd1c9fa2d7ea
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0002
    MD5: 146aefc2da8339abe053999bdd169eb1
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 08f0fd149e0c99a0ebf57257ee52037c
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f0df948f2dff9f676c19158c95349734
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: cf1c5637e7b424843d1bec0120fba190
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 5db18e07fca89850fb47d72bae934d98
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f5d4398f943d369745e46e44e6e18277
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 8b87eee3b943aa9e1e1fcd1c9fa2d7ea
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: cf1c5637e7b424843d1bec0120fba190
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 5db18e07fca89850fb47d72bae934d98
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: f5d4398f943d369745e46e44e6e18277
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 8b87eee3b943aa9e1e1fcd1c9fa2d7ea
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: cf1c5637e7b424843d1bec0120fba190
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 5db18e07fca89850fb47d72bae934d98
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f5d4398f943d369745e46e44e6e18277
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 8b87eee3b943aa9e1e1fcd1c9fa2d7ea
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

470864 - CVE-2008-5012 Mozilla Image stealing via canvas and HTTP redirect
470873 - CVE-2008-5014 Mozilla crash and remote code execution via __proto__ tampering
470881 - CVE-2008-5016 Mozilla crash with evidence of memory corruption
470883 - CVE-2008-5017 Mozilla crash with evidence of memory corruption
470884 - CVE-2008-5018 Mozilla crash with evidence of memory corruption
470894 - CVE-2008-5021 Mozilla crash and remote code execution in nsFrameManager
470895 - CVE-2008-5022 Mozilla nsXMLHttpRequest::NotifyEventListeners() same-origin violation
470902 - CVE-2008-5024 Mozilla parsing error in E4X default namespace


References



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