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Security Advisory Moderate: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:1083-5
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2007-12-19
Last updated on: 2007-12-19
Affected Products: RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.1.z server)
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.6.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.6.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-5947
CVE-2007-5959
CVE-2007-5960

Details

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled the
jar: URI scheme. It may be possible for a malicious HTML mail message to
leverage this flaw, and conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-5947)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed
HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing malicious content could
cause Thunderbird to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-5959)

A race condition existed when Thunderbird set the "window.location"
property when displaying HTML mail content. This flaw could allow a HTML
mail message to set an arbitrary Referer header, which may lead to a
Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on
the Referer header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960)

All users of thunderbird are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0224
    MD5: 1d338b7e5786b0681bc04a29a8222053
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 315152126ddf479cc763bb8aafc44454
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: ae49af405b680729c770fa1ac4dd603d
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.1.z server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0224
    MD5: 1d338b7e5786b0681bc04a29a8222053
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0224
    MD5: 315152126ddf479cc763bb8aafc44454
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0224
    MD5: ae49af405b680729c770fa1ac4dd603d
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4d7be8e483560839d3409364a18a8e02
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: e2caa338f6077d4bab35d93f80ad8bb0
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 395bc4da647ad1c1fd89af612bd63b13
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4d7be8e483560839d3409364a18a8e02
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: e2caa338f6077d4bab35d93f80ad8bb0
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 36a9b04d91727541053c5335ea72eec1
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 42c2f013857d712c3ec3b941cc2ce4bc
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4573e3b986a4c851c489aa6848c9de3d
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 2faffc589ae1ac537fd7da3cc2ffb530
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 395bc4da647ad1c1fd89af612bd63b13
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.6.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4d7be8e483560839d3409364a18a8e02
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: e2caa338f6077d4bab35d93f80ad8bb0
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 36a9b04d91727541053c5335ea72eec1
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 42c2f013857d712c3ec3b941cc2ce4bc
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 4573e3b986a4c851c489aa6848c9de3d
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 2faffc589ae1ac537fd7da3cc2ffb530
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 395bc4da647ad1c1fd89af612bd63b13
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0224
    MD5: 1d338b7e5786b0681bc04a29a8222053
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 315152126ddf479cc763bb8aafc44454
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: ae49af405b680729c770fa1ac4dd603d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4d7be8e483560839d3409364a18a8e02
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: e2caa338f6077d4bab35d93f80ad8bb0
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 36a9b04d91727541053c5335ea72eec1
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 395bc4da647ad1c1fd89af612bd63b13
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.6.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4d7be8e483560839d3409364a18a8e02
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: e2caa338f6077d4bab35d93f80ad8bb0
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 36a9b04d91727541053c5335ea72eec1
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2008:0616
    MD5: 395bc4da647ad1c1fd89af612bd63b13
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 4d7be8e483560839d3409364a18a8e02
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: e2caa338f6077d4bab35d93f80ad8bb0
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 36a9b04d91727541053c5335ea72eec1
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 395bc4da647ad1c1fd89af612bd63b13
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

394211 - CVE-2007-5947 Mozilla jar: protocol XSS
394241 - CVE-2007-5959 Multiple flaws in Firefox
394261 - CVE-2007-5960 Mozilla Cross-site Request Forgery flaw


References



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