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Security Advisory thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:337-02
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2005-03-23
Last updated on: 2005-03-23
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-0255
CVE-2005-0399

Details

Updated thunderbird packages that fix various bugs are now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Thunderbird processes GIF
images. It is possible for an attacker to create a specially crafted GIF
image, which when viewed by a victim will execute arbitrary code as the
victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CAN-2005-0399 to this issue.

A bug was found in the Thunderbird string handling functions. If a
malicious website is able to exhaust a system's memory, it becomes possible
to execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0255 to this issue.

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package which
contains Thunderbird version 1.0.2 and is not vulnerable to these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6230f646a97610ffcf4a8470111fe784
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 51e710c26670142b1b973fa96624b1fb
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6230f646a97610ffcf4a8470111fe784
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 88982e22b690d581824e061b56993d9d
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 2ed876ea1f24b2d93c7957a4b7aa1e62
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: eeade6a2ae621d08642e9e1caed4ec98
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 61b8c77a40e9004ab401b938f59a96fd
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 51e710c26670142b1b973fa96624b1fb
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6230f646a97610ffcf4a8470111fe784
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 88982e22b690d581824e061b56993d9d
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 51e710c26670142b1b973fa96624b1fb
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 6230f646a97610ffcf4a8470111fe784
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 88982e22b690d581824e061b56993d9d
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.2-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 51e710c26670142b1b973fa96624b1fb
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

149883 - CAN-2005-0255 Memory overwrite in string library
150874 - CAN-2005-0399 thunderbird GIF buffer overflow


References



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