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Security Advisory Important: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1480-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-10-30
Last updated on: 2013-10-30
Affected Products: RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 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-2013-5590
CVE-2013-5595
CVE-2013-5597
CVE-2013-5599
CVE-2013-5600
CVE-2013-5601
CVE-2013-5602
CVE-2013-5604

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-2013-5590,
CVE-2013-5597, CVE-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602)

It was found that the Thunderbird JavaScript engine incorrectly allocated
memory for certain functions. An attacker could combine this flaw with
other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5595)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain Extensible
Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) files. An attacker could combine
this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5604)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Jesse Ruderman, Christoph Diehl, Dan Gohman,
Byoungyoung Lee, Nils, and Abhishek Arya 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.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security
advisories for Thunderbird 17.0.10 ESR. You can find a link to the Mozilla
advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 17.0.10 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-17.0.10-1.el5_10.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: b61fcffbe823fa522f09fa722e04e4a5
SHA-256: 8b8189017405f8e9358388f0fef4fd542f83a206255792af7f23c690725f5e5a
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el5_10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 4c05ec082164c34e18604da365692133
SHA-256: 81d6889cb5f843e6c2ae893f643e9501e5ca460d455e50c8abb586296f13df4f
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el5_10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f18b467c5cbb5a4647bd257b2d3950fc
SHA-256: a1a449e7982b6fd5a12bf7769cf49c4facc69c56e72535f279ca4168147f02ef
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el5_10.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: d26d48349ed62d63709ab97eebe4fe77
SHA-256: 3bb6dcd9a7218e5d4b9137f9cab1a6d209d300db35f20cca88ab0400b46339c7
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el5_10.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 1520a5506801997ed3d16b092cb16cbd
SHA-256: 778075d44e519e6efce5e6fbdbfa0e8c607a243fd3b38dffe07b7ec243428c1a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el5_10.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: b61fcffbe823fa522f09fa722e04e4a5
SHA-256: 8b8189017405f8e9358388f0fef4fd542f83a206255792af7f23c690725f5e5a
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el5_10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 4c05ec082164c34e18604da365692133
SHA-256: 81d6889cb5f843e6c2ae893f643e9501e5ca460d455e50c8abb586296f13df4f
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el5_10.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f18b467c5cbb5a4647bd257b2d3950fc
SHA-256: a1a449e7982b6fd5a12bf7769cf49c4facc69c56e72535f279ca4168147f02ef
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el5_10.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: d26d48349ed62d63709ab97eebe4fe77
SHA-256: 3bb6dcd9a7218e5d4b9137f9cab1a6d209d300db35f20cca88ab0400b46339c7
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el5_10.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 1520a5506801997ed3d16b092cb16cbd
SHA-256: 778075d44e519e6efce5e6fbdbfa0e8c607a243fd3b38dffe07b7ec243428c1a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: da086363ea58c8e4c2689a5504e16ddc
SHA-256: 5aa81568de13b8cabd44d2f374367d5595813bb51693081d799b73c3e77cc324
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: d27ba96fdc2e80d6b63ebd5a6e029fc8
SHA-256: d76ab7c9a52499a9b6dfba081f051cfe9e8339335313cf753681d55d2b93d748
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: c57aa0a1a0dd2a1c60b6a143ce29da66
SHA-256: 1a09bd25bf62a302a337140c00deb4aafaf9eea20a9e756e778bdc4707d8cd6c
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 06bd56c8e8e6a7b9aafaa79f39204426
SHA-256: d5b63a40e6e7a9e6fab7dffc554aec2d23cf59fea106773441ff48478a2a7208
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f185a94ffb25a9313b8b03e479ba0465
SHA-256: 868feafbd33ed555143263889e0e1d0640226bf888d074ddc23a539d53d415d6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: da086363ea58c8e4c2689a5504e16ddc
SHA-256: 5aa81568de13b8cabd44d2f374367d5595813bb51693081d799b73c3e77cc324
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: d27ba96fdc2e80d6b63ebd5a6e029fc8
SHA-256: d76ab7c9a52499a9b6dfba081f051cfe9e8339335313cf753681d55d2b93d748
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: c57aa0a1a0dd2a1c60b6a143ce29da66
SHA-256: 1a09bd25bf62a302a337140c00deb4aafaf9eea20a9e756e778bdc4707d8cd6c
 
PPC:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: e4a43998faa9422c386dd4402116758f
SHA-256: 4400c24c6cc20b215ffac67206bcb778cb64e2e553f664e34f0e22edaea58f07
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 30de7d2e78c7716907fa9327ebfa828d
SHA-256: 316c8879212c91dd099c9205ab23618866cfa1b384870fc2a76c677f9c5f07c6
 
s390x:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: a9f400612f49efac531edd9ed62445e0
SHA-256: 7734ccee3118ac462f0abb29db71b23a462a14b968bd9f8982adce44c553645b
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: b4d44956d71d2bdeaaa3cf044c20119c
SHA-256: b4bcd4972e3d5e0400fbef1db2583c843e9826b2d8a68f2b7fe964caa0234ca7
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 06bd56c8e8e6a7b9aafaa79f39204426
SHA-256: d5b63a40e6e7a9e6fab7dffc554aec2d23cf59fea106773441ff48478a2a7208
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f185a94ffb25a9313b8b03e479ba0465
SHA-256: 868feafbd33ed555143263889e0e1d0640226bf888d074ddc23a539d53d415d6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 6.4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: da086363ea58c8e4c2689a5504e16ddc
SHA-256: 5aa81568de13b8cabd44d2f374367d5595813bb51693081d799b73c3e77cc324
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 06bd56c8e8e6a7b9aafaa79f39204426
SHA-256: d5b63a40e6e7a9e6fab7dffc554aec2d23cf59fea106773441ff48478a2a7208
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f185a94ffb25a9313b8b03e479ba0465
SHA-256: 868feafbd33ed555143263889e0e1d0640226bf888d074ddc23a539d53d415d6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.4.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: da086363ea58c8e4c2689a5504e16ddc
SHA-256: 5aa81568de13b8cabd44d2f374367d5595813bb51693081d799b73c3e77cc324
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm     MD5: d27ba96fdc2e80d6b63ebd5a6e029fc8
SHA-256: d76ab7c9a52499a9b6dfba081f051cfe9e8339335313cf753681d55d2b93d748
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm     MD5: c57aa0a1a0dd2a1c60b6a143ce29da66
SHA-256: 1a09bd25bf62a302a337140c00deb4aafaf9eea20a9e756e778bdc4707d8cd6c
 
PPC:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.ppc64.rpm     MD5: e4a43998faa9422c386dd4402116758f
SHA-256: 4400c24c6cc20b215ffac67206bcb778cb64e2e553f664e34f0e22edaea58f07
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 30de7d2e78c7716907fa9327ebfa828d
SHA-256: 316c8879212c91dd099c9205ab23618866cfa1b384870fc2a76c677f9c5f07c6
 
s390x:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.s390x.rpm     MD5: a9f400612f49efac531edd9ed62445e0
SHA-256: 7734ccee3118ac462f0abb29db71b23a462a14b968bd9f8982adce44c553645b
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.s390x.rpm     MD5: b4d44956d71d2bdeaaa3cf044c20119c
SHA-256: b4bcd4972e3d5e0400fbef1db2583c843e9826b2d8a68f2b7fe964caa0234ca7
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 06bd56c8e8e6a7b9aafaa79f39204426
SHA-256: d5b63a40e6e7a9e6fab7dffc554aec2d23cf59fea106773441ff48478a2a7208
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f185a94ffb25a9313b8b03e479ba0465
SHA-256: 868feafbd33ed555143263889e0e1d0640226bf888d074ddc23a539d53d415d6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: da086363ea58c8e4c2689a5504e16ddc
SHA-256: 5aa81568de13b8cabd44d2f374367d5595813bb51693081d799b73c3e77cc324
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: d27ba96fdc2e80d6b63ebd5a6e029fc8
SHA-256: d76ab7c9a52499a9b6dfba081f051cfe9e8339335313cf753681d55d2b93d748
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: c57aa0a1a0dd2a1c60b6a143ce29da66
SHA-256: 1a09bd25bf62a302a337140c00deb4aafaf9eea20a9e756e778bdc4707d8cd6c
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 06bd56c8e8e6a7b9aafaa79f39204426
SHA-256: d5b63a40e6e7a9e6fab7dffc554aec2d23cf59fea106773441ff48478a2a7208
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f185a94ffb25a9313b8b03e479ba0465
SHA-256: 868feafbd33ed555143263889e0e1d0640226bf888d074ddc23a539d53d415d6
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1023835 - CVE-2013-5590 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:17.0.10) (MFSA 2013-93)
1023839 - CVE-2013-5595 Mozilla: Improperly initialized memory and overflows in some JavaScript functions (MFSA 2013-96)
1023841 - CVE-2013-5597 Mozilla: Use-after-free when updating offline cache (MFSA 2013-98)
1023843 - CVE-2013-5599 CVE-2013-5600 CVE-2013-5601 Mozilla: Miscellaneous use-after-free issues found through ASAN fuzzing (MFSA 2013-100)
1023844 - CVE-2013-5602 Mozilla: Memory corruption in workers (MFSA 2013-101)
1023863 - CVE-2013-5604 Mozilla: Access violation with XSLT and uninitialized data (MFSA 2013-95)


References



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