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Security Advisory Important: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1142-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-08-07
Last updated on: 2013-08-07
Affected Products: RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.9.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 6.4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.4.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2013-1701
CVE-2013-1709
CVE-2013-1710
CVE-2013-1713
CVE-2013-1714
CVE-2013-1717

Details

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important 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 content. Malicious
content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1701)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird generated Certificate Request
Message Format (CRMF) requests. An attacker could use this flaw to perform
cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1710)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled the interaction between
frames and browser history. An attacker could use this flaw to trick
Thunderbird into treating malicious content as if it came from the browser
history, allowing for XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1709)

It was found that the same-origin policy could be bypassed due to the way
Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) were checked in JavaScript. An attacker
could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks, or install malicious add-ons
from third-party pages. (CVE-2013-1713)

It was found that web workers could bypass the same-origin policy. An
attacker could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1714)

It was found that, in certain circumstances, Thunderbird incorrectly
handled Java applets. If a user launched an untrusted Java applet via
Thunderbird, the applet could use this flaw to obtain read-only access to
files on the user's local system. (CVE-2013-1717)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Jeff Gilbert, Henrik Skupin, moz_bug_r_a4, Cody
Crews, Federico Lanusse, and Georgi Guninski as the original reporters of
these issues.

Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially-crafted
HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages.
They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when
viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 17.0.8 ESR, which corrects these issues. After
installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes 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/site/articles/11258

Updated packages

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1269
    MD5: 631771b8e7ff984de80dc48d5c6cce91
SHA-256: afcb5b11a82dd6156487bf13c3eb7cc7beba63f72e582ee7d9349a7db5d15ec0
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 23c97068e1760711b843adf51deb3cd5
SHA-256: 4a6ec2bf7c2857ac065f3c021cbabb086c4198df98a94a19be9b2d60bd0691c6
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el5_9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 716ecac13c3c7cc02df8a3bf9e44a9a1
SHA-256: 985df9a42d7822b1debb49a1365ca07d147b08ac9aa10c9e9a0fd8c67af4740e
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 039eb66a975e4b7ec3bf34e26f4e211a
SHA-256: 8ea70b674843aa32c454613b19da21c3679fec3f680b4439f3f7071d5b4a501c
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 270ac6063f6f00f750c0cf334f707169
SHA-256: 0b00c67f266ac4c1e2c8ca0b2c6069fef4120441d52616348588e24d8c75cdc7
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.9.z server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1269
    MD5: 631771b8e7ff984de80dc48d5c6cce91
SHA-256: afcb5b11a82dd6156487bf13c3eb7cc7beba63f72e582ee7d9349a7db5d15ec0
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1269
    MD5: 23c97068e1760711b843adf51deb3cd5
SHA-256: 4a6ec2bf7c2857ac065f3c021cbabb086c4198df98a94a19be9b2d60bd0691c6
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el5_9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1269
    MD5: 716ecac13c3c7cc02df8a3bf9e44a9a1
SHA-256: 985df9a42d7822b1debb49a1365ca07d147b08ac9aa10c9e9a0fd8c67af4740e
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1269
    MD5: 039eb66a975e4b7ec3bf34e26f4e211a
SHA-256: 8ea70b674843aa32c454613b19da21c3679fec3f680b4439f3f7071d5b4a501c
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1269
    MD5: 270ac6063f6f00f750c0cf334f707169
SHA-256: 0b00c67f266ac4c1e2c8ca0b2c6069fef4120441d52616348588e24d8c75cdc7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1269
    MD5: 631771b8e7ff984de80dc48d5c6cce91
SHA-256: afcb5b11a82dd6156487bf13c3eb7cc7beba63f72e582ee7d9349a7db5d15ec0
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 23c97068e1760711b843adf51deb3cd5
SHA-256: 4a6ec2bf7c2857ac065f3c021cbabb086c4198df98a94a19be9b2d60bd0691c6
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el5_9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 716ecac13c3c7cc02df8a3bf9e44a9a1
SHA-256: 985df9a42d7822b1debb49a1365ca07d147b08ac9aa10c9e9a0fd8c67af4740e
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 039eb66a975e4b7ec3bf34e26f4e211a
SHA-256: 8ea70b674843aa32c454613b19da21c3679fec3f680b4439f3f7071d5b4a501c
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 270ac6063f6f00f750c0cf334f707169
SHA-256: 0b00c67f266ac4c1e2c8ca0b2c6069fef4120441d52616348588e24d8c75cdc7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 92286c7114ffc82e414d1edd7fdc0715
SHA-256: 961ac6c2944d70b748d7e0f667e3364622968dcef8c15b96b4ef3833abdb3d88
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: a77c1a4459c4b818d1e9985fc6896b6b
SHA-256: 90f153cc496f745e16157102e9757cdfead043e38835b84f75a5bf7707a1e1d7
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 679c37071da92ddc1d5b53fda9a30f45
SHA-256: 3ff71a4db7192de2b29438d0f8ca3f9372126f65075562d41c0b6240aebf7b40
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 21069164030002e1ef2b1184f2f9ba90
SHA-256: 2618972e2ff39758d0bb1cb38bdd3a2dceedfe7a922f83e66dfc7efe166252a5
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f1a791b8d9db5bc885d68b08ad010930
SHA-256: c3a0ac06504bdcd8c0122b79396c5cb261ec2be60044f164086bfac7f90f30d8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 92286c7114ffc82e414d1edd7fdc0715
SHA-256: 961ac6c2944d70b748d7e0f667e3364622968dcef8c15b96b4ef3833abdb3d88
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: a77c1a4459c4b818d1e9985fc6896b6b
SHA-256: 90f153cc496f745e16157102e9757cdfead043e38835b84f75a5bf7707a1e1d7
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 679c37071da92ddc1d5b53fda9a30f45
SHA-256: 3ff71a4db7192de2b29438d0f8ca3f9372126f65075562d41c0b6240aebf7b40
 
PPC:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 03398f0ca16d445316013c01f951c6f4
SHA-256: bc204a3f90ffdd382d4c51a7c964981b02d4e8bdd08a20297ccc005781ac2218
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: e0c6e2ca385212797a716bf7858588b0
SHA-256: 7bb1573073019eff2776bb4524fe2d70c6c3a868ed1d4b6358723fc2c830e773
 
s390x:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 87e8a89a54b4c4ad3a50a6c11d0f88e4
SHA-256: 6e8ce419c9b486fa078c1c80e842a81132d5e3c8ce83d96b0fef9d48ded364ac
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: fa1267ed566a400c6e3bd27a9785fb8b
SHA-256: 55d9802accedf9331741a5b568603aa69e3a353430ec46e1af3397e0e1409a03
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 21069164030002e1ef2b1184f2f9ba90
SHA-256: 2618972e2ff39758d0bb1cb38bdd3a2dceedfe7a922f83e66dfc7efe166252a5
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f1a791b8d9db5bc885d68b08ad010930
SHA-256: c3a0ac06504bdcd8c0122b79396c5cb261ec2be60044f164086bfac7f90f30d8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 6.4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 92286c7114ffc82e414d1edd7fdc0715
SHA-256: 961ac6c2944d70b748d7e0f667e3364622968dcef8c15b96b4ef3833abdb3d88
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1480
    MD5: 21069164030002e1ef2b1184f2f9ba90
SHA-256: 2618972e2ff39758d0bb1cb38bdd3a2dceedfe7a922f83e66dfc7efe166252a5
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1480
    MD5: f1a791b8d9db5bc885d68b08ad010930
SHA-256: c3a0ac06504bdcd8c0122b79396c5cb261ec2be60044f164086bfac7f90f30d8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.4.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 92286c7114ffc82e414d1edd7fdc0715
SHA-256: 961ac6c2944d70b748d7e0f667e3364622968dcef8c15b96b4ef3833abdb3d88
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1480
    MD5: a77c1a4459c4b818d1e9985fc6896b6b
SHA-256: 90f153cc496f745e16157102e9757cdfead043e38835b84f75a5bf7707a1e1d7
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1480
    MD5: 679c37071da92ddc1d5b53fda9a30f45
SHA-256: 3ff71a4db7192de2b29438d0f8ca3f9372126f65075562d41c0b6240aebf7b40
 
PPC:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1480
    MD5: 03398f0ca16d445316013c01f951c6f4
SHA-256: bc204a3f90ffdd382d4c51a7c964981b02d4e8bdd08a20297ccc005781ac2218
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1480
    MD5: e0c6e2ca385212797a716bf7858588b0
SHA-256: 7bb1573073019eff2776bb4524fe2d70c6c3a868ed1d4b6358723fc2c830e773
 
s390x:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1480
    MD5: 87e8a89a54b4c4ad3a50a6c11d0f88e4
SHA-256: 6e8ce419c9b486fa078c1c80e842a81132d5e3c8ce83d96b0fef9d48ded364ac
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1480
    MD5: fa1267ed566a400c6e3bd27a9785fb8b
SHA-256: 55d9802accedf9331741a5b568603aa69e3a353430ec46e1af3397e0e1409a03
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1480
    MD5: 21069164030002e1ef2b1184f2f9ba90
SHA-256: 2618972e2ff39758d0bb1cb38bdd3a2dceedfe7a922f83e66dfc7efe166252a5
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:1480
    MD5: f1a791b8d9db5bc885d68b08ad010930
SHA-256: c3a0ac06504bdcd8c0122b79396c5cb261ec2be60044f164086bfac7f90f30d8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 92286c7114ffc82e414d1edd7fdc0715
SHA-256: 961ac6c2944d70b748d7e0f667e3364622968dcef8c15b96b4ef3833abdb3d88
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: a77c1a4459c4b818d1e9985fc6896b6b
SHA-256: 90f153cc496f745e16157102e9757cdfead043e38835b84f75a5bf7707a1e1d7
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 679c37071da92ddc1d5b53fda9a30f45
SHA-256: 3ff71a4db7192de2b29438d0f8ca3f9372126f65075562d41c0b6240aebf7b40
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 21069164030002e1ef2b1184f2f9ba90
SHA-256: 2618972e2ff39758d0bb1cb38bdd3a2dceedfe7a922f83e66dfc7efe166252a5
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f1a791b8d9db5bc885d68b08ad010930
SHA-256: c3a0ac06504bdcd8c0122b79396c5cb261ec2be60044f164086bfac7f90f30d8
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

993598 - CVE-2013-1701 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:17.0.8) (MFSA 2013-63)
993600 - CVE-2013-1709 Mozilla: Document URI misrepresentation and masquerading (MFSA 2013-68)
993602 - CVE-2013-1710 Mozilla: CRMF requests allow for code execution and XSS attacks (MFSA 2013-69)
993603 - CVE-2013-1713 Mozilla: Wrong principal used for validating URI for some Javascript components (MFSA 2013-72)
993604 - CVE-2013-1714 Mozilla: Same-origin bypass with web workers and XMLHttpRequest (MFSA 2013-73)
993605 - CVE-2013-1717 Mozilla: Local Java applets may read contents of local file system (MFSA 2013-75)


References



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