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Security Advisory Moderate: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:0258-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2009-03-24
Last updated on: 2009-03-24
Affected Products: RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.3.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-2009-0352
CVE-2009-0353
CVE-2009-0355
CVE-2009-0772
CVE-2009-0774
CVE-2009-0775
CVE-2009-0776

Details

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is 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-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0774,
CVE-2009-0775)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. An
HTML mail message containing specially-crafted content could potentially
trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2009-0355, CVE-2009-0776)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. None of
the above issues are exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues. All running instances of Thunderbird must be
restarted for the update to take effect.


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/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1126
    MD5: 98f7283490b5b62685cda893523c164f
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 0b9d71107ccd0f5e0de7eb1107492398
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 2b6d5d409bfe80f97aabf80f7618c51b
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.3.z server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1126
    MD5: 98f7283490b5b62685cda893523c164f
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1126
    MD5: 0b9d71107ccd0f5e0de7eb1107492398
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1126
    MD5: 2b6d5d409bfe80f97aabf80f7618c51b
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f969cf392ab6d0dc8d259379ce366f2d
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f3f2ebfb18670a2ff3cc524fc7a0ad37
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: a8fd85e27eed6c33f727edf4118d94c3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f969cf392ab6d0dc8d259379ce366f2d
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f3f2ebfb18670a2ff3cc524fc7a0ad37
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4f4be921a82343a47cf397e6f809f0b5
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 72add587524b383f68f888767f49cd3c
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 76e6c0809ae045358cd6bf70ffb4ac82
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: befa99a9cbb46dcd7dfed436e148be8d
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: a8fd85e27eed6c33f727edf4118d94c3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f969cf392ab6d0dc8d259379ce366f2d
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: f3f2ebfb18670a2ff3cc524fc7a0ad37
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm     MD5: 4f4be921a82343a47cf397e6f809f0b5
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ppc.rpm     MD5: 72add587524b383f68f888767f49cd3c
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.s390.rpm     MD5: 76e6c0809ae045358cd6bf70ffb4ac82
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.s390x.rpm     MD5: befa99a9cbb46dcd7dfed436e148be8d
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a8fd85e27eed6c33f727edf4118d94c3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1126
    MD5: 98f7283490b5b62685cda893523c164f
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 0b9d71107ccd0f5e0de7eb1107492398
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 2b6d5d409bfe80f97aabf80f7618c51b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f969cf392ab6d0dc8d259379ce366f2d
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f3f2ebfb18670a2ff3cc524fc7a0ad37
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4f4be921a82343a47cf397e6f809f0b5
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: a8fd85e27eed6c33f727edf4118d94c3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f969cf392ab6d0dc8d259379ce366f2d
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: f3f2ebfb18670a2ff3cc524fc7a0ad37
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm     MD5: 4f4be921a82343a47cf397e6f809f0b5
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a8fd85e27eed6c33f727edf4118d94c3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f969cf392ab6d0dc8d259379ce366f2d
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f3f2ebfb18670a2ff3cc524fc7a0ad37
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4f4be921a82343a47cf397e6f809f0b5
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: a8fd85e27eed6c33f727edf4118d94c3
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

483139 - CVE-2009-0352 Firefox layout crashes with evidence of memory corruption
483141 - CVE-2009-0353 Firefox javascript crashes with evidence of memory corruption
483143 - CVE-2009-0355 Firefox local file stealing with SessionStore
488273 - CVE-2009-0772 Firefox 2 and 3 - Layout engine crashes
488283 - CVE-2009-0774 Firefox 2 and 3 crashes in the JavaScript engine
488287 - CVE-2009-0775 Firefox XUL Linked Clones Double Free Vulnerability
488290 - CVE-2009-0776 Firefox XML data theft via RDFXMLDataSource and cross-domain redirect


References



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