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Security Advisory Critical: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2011:1439-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2011-11-08
Last updated on: 2011-11-08
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2011-3647
CVE-2011-3648
CVE-2011-3650

Details

An updated thunderbird package that fixes multiple security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
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.

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain add-ons. Malicious,
remote content could cause an add-on to elevate its privileges, which could
lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3647)

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled
certain multibyte character sets. Malicious, remote content could cause
Thunderbird to run JavaScript code with the permissions of different
remote content. (CVE-2011-3648)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled large JavaScript scripts.
Malicious, remote content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2011-3650)

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
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 7964932aad54a9920e8a429a1eedfcf1
SHA-256: 5ef016a6af4ae8f98b6226f538578b2cf39454ddb7a08ab8ebd49fcae17dd1ce
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: cbc3390b6ace359fffa1ae8b037f523a
SHA-256: 3451fbf929510525a434d0c31f581b67aaf3cd2ed76fa451d1eb4665e936acac
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 2d603120a777463fba691ea2383e6cfd
SHA-256: 4b471937411052587acb822686429495240d6f3dd0a25bd0bf7f241c6efab3f5
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 6104051370ea8009e7c72375170b63b4
SHA-256: 7523e240597bc779cdd765d0400bb39cc7787e437755922a31e8fb8d2fdaa5f8
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: e4a947d37ccd04502b6e32fe7f27108f
SHA-256: 2e4ad5c7ef549388cf9fa47b50131e8e8b53d9d868882469f5910a5b803cbaf3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 7964932aad54a9920e8a429a1eedfcf1
SHA-256: 5ef016a6af4ae8f98b6226f538578b2cf39454ddb7a08ab8ebd49fcae17dd1ce
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: cbc3390b6ace359fffa1ae8b037f523a
SHA-256: 3451fbf929510525a434d0c31f581b67aaf3cd2ed76fa451d1eb4665e936acac
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 2d603120a777463fba691ea2383e6cfd
SHA-256: 4b471937411052587acb822686429495240d6f3dd0a25bd0bf7f241c6efab3f5
 
PPC:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 828ff42ef31c0baa15e9b450ea5a8a54
SHA-256: 90eee878b5d94b44b4ffb73f0cb8b69ed66c6295354eb99d0b4829f4d3a7e517
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 020607def15e7fb58240c1bd2655bb17
SHA-256: aeb661d0e7c4da369353ba05749ea3685a6fe1a95462e77aabc20e29ef6b87d4
 
s390x:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 3c74a5c2ab2b36afbc3736f342ab19bc
SHA-256: 3e30110e9d6a1ef9a19999ea0aebf75ec33e2c1a3263fac0da4e274031574dbe
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 51cd2320ae9e82d2594414e928f1aedf
SHA-256: a0d8bc93f4d1fe05625507a6eb17057ca56c2159cedb77fe592f7877c4fc5649
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 6104051370ea8009e7c72375170b63b4
SHA-256: 7523e240597bc779cdd765d0400bb39cc7787e437755922a31e8fb8d2fdaa5f8
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: e4a947d37ccd04502b6e32fe7f27108f
SHA-256: 2e4ad5c7ef549388cf9fa47b50131e8e8b53d9d868882469f5910a5b803cbaf3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 7964932aad54a9920e8a429a1eedfcf1
SHA-256: 5ef016a6af4ae8f98b6226f538578b2cf39454ddb7a08ab8ebd49fcae17dd1ce
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.i686.rpm     MD5: cbc3390b6ace359fffa1ae8b037f523a
SHA-256: 3451fbf929510525a434d0c31f581b67aaf3cd2ed76fa451d1eb4665e936acac
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.i686.rpm     MD5: 2d603120a777463fba691ea2383e6cfd
SHA-256: 4b471937411052587acb822686429495240d6f3dd0a25bd0bf7f241c6efab3f5
 
PPC:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 828ff42ef31c0baa15e9b450ea5a8a54
SHA-256: 90eee878b5d94b44b4ffb73f0cb8b69ed66c6295354eb99d0b4829f4d3a7e517
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 020607def15e7fb58240c1bd2655bb17
SHA-256: aeb661d0e7c4da369353ba05749ea3685a6fe1a95462e77aabc20e29ef6b87d4
 
s390x:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.s390x.rpm     MD5: 3c74a5c2ab2b36afbc3736f342ab19bc
SHA-256: 3e30110e9d6a1ef9a19999ea0aebf75ec33e2c1a3263fac0da4e274031574dbe
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.s390x.rpm     MD5: 51cd2320ae9e82d2594414e928f1aedf
SHA-256: a0d8bc93f4d1fe05625507a6eb17057ca56c2159cedb77fe592f7877c4fc5649
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 6104051370ea8009e7c72375170b63b4
SHA-256: 7523e240597bc779cdd765d0400bb39cc7787e437755922a31e8fb8d2fdaa5f8
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm     MD5: e4a947d37ccd04502b6e32fe7f27108f
SHA-256: 2e4ad5c7ef549388cf9fa47b50131e8e8b53d9d868882469f5910a5b803cbaf3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 7964932aad54a9920e8a429a1eedfcf1
SHA-256: 5ef016a6af4ae8f98b6226f538578b2cf39454ddb7a08ab8ebd49fcae17dd1ce
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: cbc3390b6ace359fffa1ae8b037f523a
SHA-256: 3451fbf929510525a434d0c31f581b67aaf3cd2ed76fa451d1eb4665e936acac
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 2d603120a777463fba691ea2383e6cfd
SHA-256: 4b471937411052587acb822686429495240d6f3dd0a25bd0bf7f241c6efab3f5
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-3.1.16-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 6104051370ea8009e7c72375170b63b4
SHA-256: 7523e240597bc779cdd765d0400bb39cc7787e437755922a31e8fb8d2fdaa5f8
thunderbird-debuginfo-3.1.16-2.el6_1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: e4a947d37ccd04502b6e32fe7f27108f
SHA-256: 2e4ad5c7ef549388cf9fa47b50131e8e8b53d9d868882469f5910a5b803cbaf3
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

751931 - CVE-2011-3647 Mozilla: Security problem with loadSubScript on 1.9.2 branch (MFSA 2011-46)
751932 - CVE-2011-3648 Mozilla: Universal XSS likely with MultiByte charset (MFSA 2011-47)
751933 - CVE-2011-3650 Mozilla: crash while profiling page with many functions (MFSA 2011-49)


References



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