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Security Advisory Moderate: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:1126-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2009-06-25
Last updated on: 2009-06-25
Affected Products: RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.3.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-1303
CVE-2009-1305
CVE-2009-1306
CVE-2009-1307
CVE-2009-1308
CVE-2009-1309
CVE-2009-1392
CVE-2009-1833
CVE-2009-1836
CVE-2009-1838
CVE-2009-2210

Details

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1303, CVE-2009-1305, CVE-2009-1833,
CVE-2009-1838)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
processed. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could execute
arbitrary JavaScript in the context of the mail message, possibly
presenting misleading data to the user, or stealing sensitive information
such as login credentials. (CVE-2009-1306, CVE-2009-1307, CVE-2009-1308,
CVE-2009-1309)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled error responses returned
from proxy servers. If an attacker is able to conduct a man-in-the-middle
attack against a Thunderbird instance that is using a proxy server, they
may be able to steal sensitive information from the site Thunderbird is
displaying. (CVE-2009-1836)

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-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: b708ab5dc2e988dba47dff5d4b66dab0
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 68e36748206b8e40e23d8ae32cd3c628
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 35f2dd0c3bbaf905c6c2582b9c6440bc
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.3.z server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: b708ab5dc2e988dba47dff5d4b66dab0
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.i386.rpm     MD5: 68e36748206b8e40e23d8ae32cd3c628
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 35f2dd0c3bbaf905c6c2582b9c6440bc
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: b708ab5dc2e988dba47dff5d4b66dab0
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 68e36748206b8e40e23d8ae32cd3c628
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 35f2dd0c3bbaf905c6c2582b9c6440bc
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

456202 - Launch thunderbird with option "-contentLocale" <locale> will get warning message
496253 - CVE-2009-1303 Firefox 2 and 3 Layout engine crash
496256 - CVE-2009-1305 Firefox 2 and 3 JavaScript engine crash
496262 - CVE-2009-1306 Firefox jar: scheme ignores the content-disposition: header on the inner URI
496263 - CVE-2009-1307 Firefox Same-origin violations when Adobe Flash loaded via view-source: protocol
496266 - CVE-2009-1308 Firefox XSS hazard using third-party stylesheets and XBL bindings
496267 - CVE-2009-1309 Firefox Same-origin violations in XMLHttpRequest and XPCNativeWrapper.toString
503568 - CVE-2009-1392 Firefox browser engine crashes
503570 - CVE-2009-1833 Firefox JavaScript engine crashes
503578 - CVE-2009-1836 Firefox SSL tampering via non-200 responses to proxy CONNECT requests
503580 - CVE-2009-1838 Firefox arbitrary code execution flaw


References



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