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Security Advisory Moderate: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:0002-6
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2009-01-07
Last updated on: 2009-01-07
Affected Products: RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.2.z server)
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-5500
CVE-2008-5501
CVE-2008-5502
CVE-2008-5503
CVE-2008-5506
CVE-2008-5507
CVE-2008-5508
CVE-2008-5511
CVE-2008-5512
CVE-2008-5513

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.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail content.
An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5511,
CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. An
HTML mail message containing specially-crafted content could potentially
trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the above
issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

A flaw was found in the way malformed URLs were processed by
Thunderbird. This flaw could prevent various URL sanitization mechanisms
from properly parsing a malicious URL. (CVE-2008-5508)

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues. All running instances of Thunderbird must be
restarted for the update to take effect.


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/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 4495290852e2c66ff942f95bcacff59f
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f49d2ec8b1be6248fb9298837fd4795f
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 10b962ad01f4cbf23ea90d420e2f8deb
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.2.z server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 4495290852e2c66ff942f95bcacff59f
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.i386.rpm     MD5: f49d2ec8b1be6248fb9298837fd4795f
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 10b962ad01f4cbf23ea90d420e2f8deb
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 0eab691e2c360124318696ad64606cfc
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: da8a3227fccb9f593cc310c6d4e6841c
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 1815afb4e0e9ae73a13f2e5125a0c382
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 0eab691e2c360124318696ad64606cfc
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: da8a3227fccb9f593cc310c6d4e6841c
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: a128cbc119de5690d672875ed559fbb1
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 57b660b8fe1aa3b4641f2653ad4164f3
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 738534bf52655d351dc94dccca333353
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: b38cdb0506b1c02c1e18884c4d7153f7
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 1815afb4e0e9ae73a13f2e5125a0c382
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 0eab691e2c360124318696ad64606cfc
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: da8a3227fccb9f593cc310c6d4e6841c
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: a128cbc119de5690d672875ed559fbb1
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 57b660b8fe1aa3b4641f2653ad4164f3
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 738534bf52655d351dc94dccca333353
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: b38cdb0506b1c02c1e18884c4d7153f7
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 1815afb4e0e9ae73a13f2e5125a0c382
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 4495290852e2c66ff942f95bcacff59f
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: f49d2ec8b1be6248fb9298837fd4795f
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 10b962ad01f4cbf23ea90d420e2f8deb
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 0eab691e2c360124318696ad64606cfc
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: da8a3227fccb9f593cc310c6d4e6841c
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: a128cbc119de5690d672875ed559fbb1
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 1815afb4e0e9ae73a13f2e5125a0c382
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 0eab691e2c360124318696ad64606cfc
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: da8a3227fccb9f593cc310c6d4e6841c
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: a128cbc119de5690d672875ed559fbb1
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0258
    MD5: 1815afb4e0e9ae73a13f2e5125a0c382
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 0eab691e2c360124318696ad64606cfc
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: da8a3227fccb9f593cc310c6d4e6841c
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: a128cbc119de5690d672875ed559fbb1
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 1815afb4e0e9ae73a13f2e5125a0c382
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

476266 - CVE-2008-5500 Layout engine crashes - Firefox 2 and 3
476267 - CVE-2008-5501 Layout engine crash - Firefox 3 only
476269 - CVE-2008-5502 JavaScript engine crash - Firefox 3 only
476272 - CVE-2008-5503 Firefox 2 Information stealing via loadBindingDocument
476278 - CVE-2008-5506 Firefox XMLHttpRequest 302 response disclosure
476280 - CVE-2008-5507 Firefox Cross-domain data theft via script redirect error message
476281 - CVE-2008-5508 Firefox errors parsing URLs with control characters
476285 - CVE-2008-5511 Firefox XSS via XBL bindings to unloaded document
476287 - CVE-2008-5512 Firefox JavaScript privilege escalation
476289 - CVE-2008-5513 Firefox XSS vulnerabilities in SessionStore


References



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