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Security Advisory thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:791-8
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2005-10-06
Last updated on: 2005-10-06
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-2005-2702
CVE-2005-2703
CVE-2005-2704
CVE-2005-2705
CVE-2005-2706
CVE-2005-2707
CVE-2005-2871
CVE-2005-2968

Details

An updated thunderbird package that fixes various bugs is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird processes certain international
domain names. An attacker could create a specially crafted HTML mail, which
when viewed by the victim would cause Thunderbird to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code. Thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 must have international domain names enabled by the user in order
to be vulnerable to this issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2871 to this issue.

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird processes certain Unicode sequences.
It may be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird if the user views a specially crafted HTML mail containing
Unicode sequences. (CAN-2005-2702)

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird makes XMLHttp requests. It is
possible that a malicious HTML mail could leverage this flaw to exploit
other proxy or server flaws from the victim's machine. It is also possible
that this flaw could be leveraged to send XMLHttp requests to hosts other
than the originator; the default behavior of Thunderbird is to disallow
such actions. (CAN-2005-2703)

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird implemented its XBL interface. It
may be possible for a malicious HTML mail to create an XBL binding in such
a way that would allow arbitrary JavaScript execution with chrome
permissions. Please note that in Thunderbird 1.0.6 this issue is not
directly exploitable and will need to leverage other unknown exploits.
(CAN-2005-2704)

An integer overflow bug was found in Thunderbird's JavaScript engine. Under
favorable conditions, it may be possible for a malicious mail message to
execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. Please note that
JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. (CAN-2005-2705)

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird displays about: pages. It is
possible for a malicious HTML mail to open an about: page, such as
about:mozilla, in such a way that it becomes possible to execute JavaScript
with chrome privileges. (CAN-2005-2706)

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird opens new windows. It is possible
for a malicious HTML mail to construct a new window without any user
interface components, such as the address bar and the status bar. This
window could then be used to mislead the user for malicious purposes.
(CAN-2005-2707)

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird processes URLs passed to it on the
command line. If a user passes a malformed URL to Thunderbird, such as
clicking on a link in an instant messaging program, it is possible to
execute arbitrary commands as the user running Thunderbird. (CAN-2005-2968)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 1.0.7 and is not vulnerable to these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 47e8f864e7070ec1fb6f257803cd523e
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ad88c9b3e77374cb852a05800dfa26d8
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f9e2b6890106798b44b31957d3025019
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 47e8f864e7070ec1fb6f257803cd523e
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ad88c9b3e77374cb852a05800dfa26d8
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 42638d07a091f9397100fcff8f4088d0
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: fe510ef278156b9e615c059c2a7697ae
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 1df2169e7ad318106c9573dbf84f0ca2
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 59d6cab71a71d3beb28f6cd136ff64c2
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f9e2b6890106798b44b31957d3025019
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 47e8f864e7070ec1fb6f257803cd523e
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ad88c9b3e77374cb852a05800dfa26d8
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 42638d07a091f9397100fcff8f4088d0
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f9e2b6890106798b44b31957d3025019
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 47e8f864e7070ec1fb6f257803cd523e
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: ad88c9b3e77374cb852a05800dfa26d8
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 42638d07a091f9397100fcff8f4088d0
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.7-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f9e2b6890106798b44b31957d3025019
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

167944 - CAN-2005-2871 Firefox buffer overflow affects thunderbird
168531 - CAN-2005-2701 Multiple Firefox issues (CAN-2005-2702, CAN-2005-2703, CAN-2005-2704, CAN-2005-2705, CAN-2005-2706, CAN-2005-2707)


References



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