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Security Advisory Moderate: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0154-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2010-03-17
Last updated on: 2010-03-17
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-0689
CVE-2009-1571
CVE-2009-2462
CVE-2009-2463
CVE-2009-2466
CVE-2009-2470
CVE-2009-3072
CVE-2009-3075
CVE-2009-3076
CVE-2009-3077
CVE-2009-3274
CVE-2009-3376
CVE-2009-3380
CVE-2009-3384
CVE-2009-3979
CVE-2010-0159
CVE-2010-0163
CVE-2010-0169
CVE-2010-0171

Details

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

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 with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2009-2462, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-2466,
CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3075, CVE-2009-3380, CVE-2009-3979, CVE-2010-0159)

A use-after-free flaw was found in Thunderbird. An attacker could use this
flaw to crash Thunderbird or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2009-3077)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Thunderbird string to
floating point conversion routines. An HTML mail message containing
malicious JavaScript could crash Thunderbird or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2009-0689)

A use-after-free flaw was found in Thunderbird. Under low memory
conditions, viewing an HTML mail message containing malicious content could
result in Thunderbird executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2009-1571)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird created temporary file names for
downloaded files. If a local attacker knows the name of a file Thunderbird
is going to download, they can replace the contents of that file with
arbitrary contents. (CVE-2009-3274)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed a right-to-left override
character when downloading a file. In these cases, the name displayed in
the title bar differed from the name displayed in the dialog body. An
attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into downloading a file that
has a file name or extension that is different from what the user expected.
(CVE-2009-3376)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed SOCKS5 proxy replies. A
malicious SOCKS5 server could send a specially-crafted reply that would
cause Thunderbird to crash. (CVE-2009-2470)

Descriptions in the dialogs when adding and removing PKCS #11 modules were
not informative. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a
malicious PKCS #11 module could use this flaw to install their own
Certificate Authority certificates on a user's machine, making it possible
to trick the user into believing they are viewing trusted content or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2009-3076)

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 all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the 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

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ccff7c20918c00be7a0fb67871517c6b
SHA-256: dafa31deba416442b148c6ff2aa2ec88d073e9035b68d3e06bef9f4dd5038c2c
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: fa8510a0cd74cd2a5cdd6941bed6eff6
SHA-256: 532a25e77ee3b0b6dcad6dc20cee9d8d3e0710c47a9283312a342d69dfff2cd0
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: db28ab26b4ee084539d82a9dbfdb5721
SHA-256: 01ff6b07ed108e9e50505111178619c4743692152891cb6024a7bdf310069800
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ccff7c20918c00be7a0fb67871517c6b
SHA-256: dafa31deba416442b148c6ff2aa2ec88d073e9035b68d3e06bef9f4dd5038c2c
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: fa8510a0cd74cd2a5cdd6941bed6eff6
SHA-256: 532a25e77ee3b0b6dcad6dc20cee9d8d3e0710c47a9283312a342d69dfff2cd0
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4429a0a47b61d01d35a202a83e4f6f4d
SHA-256: 0f3494427e00b35146d1156d504a302b7fe5b4dbc8e01e91dfa3453ce0948985
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ac2a62533d4eb15b2bbde2f31ca583ac
SHA-256: f85950b1cf5880b2b62b65ec95f839224c1bea500b7509eb26b61366937a4718
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4663a49f19de06be77c28d4a39781eb7
SHA-256: b9fa9eb4b59441f895f26f0e0e165cd24df8a93fb78d4bc935d6400f2df39098
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6effdc8500685b9a36c1628e5766ab0c
SHA-256: bef2a0a5217901abf7976ae5d611d09a368c74594ed28910319a555cc382a42e
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: db28ab26b4ee084539d82a9dbfdb5721
SHA-256: 01ff6b07ed108e9e50505111178619c4743692152891cb6024a7bdf310069800
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ccff7c20918c00be7a0fb67871517c6b
SHA-256: dafa31deba416442b148c6ff2aa2ec88d073e9035b68d3e06bef9f4dd5038c2c
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: fa8510a0cd74cd2a5cdd6941bed6eff6
SHA-256: 532a25e77ee3b0b6dcad6dc20cee9d8d3e0710c47a9283312a342d69dfff2cd0
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: 4429a0a47b61d01d35a202a83e4f6f4d
SHA-256: 0f3494427e00b35146d1156d504a302b7fe5b4dbc8e01e91dfa3453ce0948985
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: ac2a62533d4eb15b2bbde2f31ca583ac
SHA-256: f85950b1cf5880b2b62b65ec95f839224c1bea500b7509eb26b61366937a4718
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: 4663a49f19de06be77c28d4a39781eb7
SHA-256: b9fa9eb4b59441f895f26f0e0e165cd24df8a93fb78d4bc935d6400f2df39098
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: 6effdc8500685b9a36c1628e5766ab0c
SHA-256: bef2a0a5217901abf7976ae5d611d09a368c74594ed28910319a555cc382a42e
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: db28ab26b4ee084539d82a9dbfdb5721
SHA-256: 01ff6b07ed108e9e50505111178619c4743692152891cb6024a7bdf310069800
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ccff7c20918c00be7a0fb67871517c6b
SHA-256: dafa31deba416442b148c6ff2aa2ec88d073e9035b68d3e06bef9f4dd5038c2c
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: fa8510a0cd74cd2a5cdd6941bed6eff6
SHA-256: 532a25e77ee3b0b6dcad6dc20cee9d8d3e0710c47a9283312a342d69dfff2cd0
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4429a0a47b61d01d35a202a83e4f6f4d
SHA-256: 0f3494427e00b35146d1156d504a302b7fe5b4dbc8e01e91dfa3453ce0948985
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: db28ab26b4ee084539d82a9dbfdb5721
SHA-256: 01ff6b07ed108e9e50505111178619c4743692152891cb6024a7bdf310069800
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ccff7c20918c00be7a0fb67871517c6b
SHA-256: dafa31deba416442b148c6ff2aa2ec88d073e9035b68d3e06bef9f4dd5038c2c
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: fa8510a0cd74cd2a5cdd6941bed6eff6
SHA-256: 532a25e77ee3b0b6dcad6dc20cee9d8d3e0710c47a9283312a342d69dfff2cd0
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: 4429a0a47b61d01d35a202a83e4f6f4d
SHA-256: 0f3494427e00b35146d1156d504a302b7fe5b4dbc8e01e91dfa3453ce0948985
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: db28ab26b4ee084539d82a9dbfdb5721
SHA-256: 01ff6b07ed108e9e50505111178619c4743692152891cb6024a7bdf310069800
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ccff7c20918c00be7a0fb67871517c6b
SHA-256: dafa31deba416442b148c6ff2aa2ec88d073e9035b68d3e06bef9f4dd5038c2c
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: fa8510a0cd74cd2a5cdd6941bed6eff6
SHA-256: 532a25e77ee3b0b6dcad6dc20cee9d8d3e0710c47a9283312a342d69dfff2cd0
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4429a0a47b61d01d35a202a83e4f6f4d
SHA-256: 0f3494427e00b35146d1156d504a302b7fe5b4dbc8e01e91dfa3453ce0948985
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-25.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: db28ab26b4ee084539d82a9dbfdb5721
SHA-256: 01ff6b07ed108e9e50505111178619c4743692152891cb6024a7bdf310069800
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

512128 - CVE-2009-2462 Mozilla Browser engine crashes
512131 - CVE-2009-2463 Mozilla Base64 decoding crash
512136 - CVE-2009-2466 Mozilla JavaScript engine crashes
512145 - CVE-2009-2470 Mozilla data corruption with SOCKS5 reply
521688 - CVE-2009-3072 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 browser engine crashes
521691 - CVE-2009-3075 Firefox 3.5.2 3.0.14 JavaScript engine crashes
521692 - CVE-2009-3076 Firefox 3.0.14 Insufficient warning for PKCS11 module installation and removal
521693 - CVE-2009-3077 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 TreeColumns dangling pointer vulnerability
524815 - CVE-2009-3274 Firefox: Predictable /tmp pathname use
530162 - CVE-2009-0689 (rejected CVE-2009-1563) Firefox heap buffer overflow in string to number conversion
530168 - CVE-2009-3376 Firefox download filename spoofing with RTL override
530567 - CVE-2009-3380 Firefox crashes with evidence of memory corruption
546694 - CVE-2009-3979 Mozilla crash with evidence of memory corruption
566047 - CVE-2010-0159 Mozilla crashes with evidence of memory corruption (MFSA 2010-01)
566050 - CVE-2009-1571 Mozilla incorrectly frees used memory (MFSA 2010-03)


References



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