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Security Advisory Critical: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0078-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2007-03-02
Last updated on: 2007-03-06
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-2006-6077
CVE-2007-0008
CVE-2007-0009
CVE-2007-0775
CVE-2007-0777
CVE-2007-0778
CVE-2007-0779
CVE-2007-0780
CVE-2007-0800
CVE-2007-0981
CVE-2007-0995
CVE-2007-0996
CVE-2007-1092
CVE-2007-1282

Details

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security 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 06 March 2007]
Updated text description to add CVE-2007-1282 and remove CVE-2007-0994,
which was mistakenly listed as affecting Thunderbird. No changes have been
made to these erratum packages.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed
JavaScript code. A malicious HTML mail message could execute JavaScript
code in such a way that may result in Thunderbird crashing or executing
arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. JavaScript support is
disabled by default in Thunderbird; these issues are not exploitable unless
the user has enabled JavaScript. (CVE-2007-0775, CVE-2007-0777, CVE-2007-1092)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed text/enhanced and
text/richtext formatted mail message. A specially crafted mail message
could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-1282)

Several cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in the way Thunderbird
processed certain malformed HTML mail messages. A malicious HTML mail
message could display misleading information which may result in a user
unknowingly divulging sensitive information such as a password.
(CVE-2006-6077, CVE-2007-0995, CVE-2007-0996)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird cached web content on the local
disk. A malicious HTML mail message may be able to inject arbitrary HTML
into a browsing session if the user reloads a targeted site. (CVE-2007-0778)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed certain web content. A
malicious HTML mail message could generate content which could overlay user
interface elements such as the hostname and security indicators, tricking a
user into thinking they are visiting a different site. (CVE-2007-0779)

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird displayed blocked popup
windows. If a user can be convinced to open a blocked popup, it is possible
to read arbitrary local files, or conduct an XSS attack against the user.
(CVE-2007-0780, CVE-2007-0800)

Two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Network Security Services (NSS)
code for processing the SSLv2 protocol. Connecting to a malicious secure
web server could cause the execution of arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-0008, CVE-2007-0009)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled the "location.hostname"
value during certain browser domain checks. This flaw could allow a
malicious HTML mail message to set domain cookies for an arbitrary site, or
possibly perform an XSS attack. (CVE-2007-0981)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to apply this update, which contains
Thunderbird version 1.5.0.10 that corrects 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)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 476d788b6fee2f095a21f0e2f65c1474
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 71ef8d103632694f24d612c36b1dfe5d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 476d788b6fee2f095a21f0e2f65c1474
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 2b2d89e99412ae5dff0c9839ebbea606
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 339c890b3b2e6d0e3793d21fdeb94431
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 402cf9e68a52f43b1aacb3726efd8f55
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9b5df13b2a710819dc125cc6934bd5e8
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 71ef8d103632694f24d612c36b1dfe5d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 476d788b6fee2f095a21f0e2f65c1474
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 2b2d89e99412ae5dff0c9839ebbea606
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 71ef8d103632694f24d612c36b1dfe5d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 476d788b6fee2f095a21f0e2f65c1474
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 2b2d89e99412ae5dff0c9839ebbea606
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.10-0.1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 71ef8d103632694f24d612c36b1dfe5d
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

204453 - Thunderbird startup script not updated for the add-on based locale
230542 - CVE-2007-0775 Multiple Thunderbird flaws (CVE-2007-0777, CVE-2007-0995, CVE-2007-0996, CVE-2006-6077, CVE-2007-0778, CVE-2007-0779, CVE-2007-0780, CVE-2007-0800, CVE-2007-0008, CVE-2007-0009, CVE-2007-0981, CVE-2007-1092)


References



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