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Security Advisory thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0330-15
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2006-04-21
Last updated on: 2006-04-25
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-2006-0292
CVE-2006-0296
CVE-2006-0748
CVE-2006-0749
CVE-2006-0884
CVE-2006-1045
CVE-2006-1724
CVE-2006-1727
CVE-2006-1728
CVE-2006-1730
CVE-2006-1731
CVE-2006-1732
CVE-2006-1733
CVE-2006-1734
CVE-2006-1735
CVE-2006-1737
CVE-2006-1738
CVE-2006-1739
CVE-2006-1741
CVE-2006-1742
CVE-2006-1790

Details

Updated thunderbird packages that fix various bugs are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

[Updated 24 Apr 2006]
The erratum text has been updated to include the details of additional
issues that were fixed by these erratum packages but which were not public
at the time of release. No changes have been made to the packages.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several bugs were found in the way Thunderbird processes malformed
javascript. A malicious HTML mail message could modify the content of a
different open HTML mail message, possibly stealing sensitive information
or conducting a cross-site scripting attack. Please note that JavaScript
support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-1731,
CVE-2006-1732, CVE-2006-1741)

Several bugs were found in the way Thunderbird processes certain
javascript actions. A malicious HTML mail message could execute arbitrary
javascript instructions with the permissions of 'chrome', allowing the
page to steal sensitive information or install browser malware. Please
note that JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird.
(CVE-2006-0292, CVE-2006-0296, CVE-2006-1727, CVE-2006-1728, CVE-2006-1733,
CVE-2006-1734, CVE-2006-1735, CVE-2006-1742)

Several bugs were found in the way Thunderbird processes malformed HTML
mail messages. A carefully crafted malicious HTML mail message could
cause the execution of arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2006-0748, CVE-2006-0749, CVE-2006-1724, CVE-2006-1730, CVE-2006-1737,
CVE-2006-1738, CVE-2006-1739, CVE-2006-1790)

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird processes certain inline content
in HTML mail messages. It may be possible for a remote attacker to send a
carefully crafted mail message to the victim, which will fetch remote
content, even if Thunderbird is configured not to fetch remote content.
(CVE-2006-1045)

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird executes in-line mail forwarding. If
a user can be tricked into forwarding a maliciously crafted mail message as
in-line content, it is possible for the message to execute javascript with
the permissions of "chrome". (CVE-2006-0884)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to these updated packages
containing Thunderbird version 1.0.8, which 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-1.0.8-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: c8305acb3d2dedacf40a58f56e448f41
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 02ed6ce066e985a656c653deb060a0bd
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: acf9ac0262007fea4805c4bbfa49f228
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: c8305acb3d2dedacf40a58f56e448f41
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 02ed6ce066e985a656c653deb060a0bd
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: b2ff6e3b2eb9b50e4b0b1c90f9a9b431
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: dc58090fa480cff7f44ff7fb4e1ad3b3
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9edcfee0fa0f8b382d5093b53484f091
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 703a6290f8025d58e5d9b39410b9d2f5
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: acf9ac0262007fea4805c4bbfa49f228
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: c8305acb3d2dedacf40a58f56e448f41
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 02ed6ce066e985a656c653deb060a0bd
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: b2ff6e3b2eb9b50e4b0b1c90f9a9b431
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: acf9ac0262007fea4805c4bbfa49f228
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: c8305acb3d2dedacf40a58f56e448f41
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 02ed6ce066e985a656c653deb060a0bd
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: b2ff6e3b2eb9b50e4b0b1c90f9a9b431
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.0.8-1.4.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: acf9ac0262007fea4805c4bbfa49f228
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

188848 - CVE-2006-1741 Cross-site JavaScript injection using event handlers
188850 - CVE-2006-1742 JavaScript garbage-collection hazard audit
188852 - CVE-2006-1737 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (CVE-2006-1738, CVE-2006-1739, CVE-2006-1790)
188855 - CVE-2006-1735 Privilege escalation via XBL.method.eval
188857 - CVE-2006-1734 Privilege escalation using a JavaScript function's cloned parent
188859 - CVE-2006-1733 Accessing XBL compilation scope via valueOf.call()
188861 - CVE-2006-1732 cross-site scripting through window.controllers
188863 - CVE-2006-0749 Mozilla Firefox Tag Order Vulnerability
188865 - CVE-2006-1731 Cross-site scripting using .valueOf.call()
188867 - CVE-2006-1724 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (1.5.0.2)
188869 - CVE-2006-0884 JavaScript execution in mail when forwarding in-line
188871 - CVE-2006-1730 CSS Letter-Spacing Heap Overflow Vulnerability
188873 - CVE-2006-1728 Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest
188875 - CVE-2006-1727 Privilege escalation through Print Preview
188877 - CVE-2006-1045 Mail Multiple Information Disclosure
188879 - CVE-2006-0748 Table Rebuilding Code Execution Vulnerability
189180 - CVE-2006-0292 javascript unrooted access
189181 - CVE-2006-0296 XULDocument.persist() RDF data injection


References



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