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Security Advisory Moderate: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:1125-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2009-06-25
Last updated on: 2009-06-25
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-1303
CVE-2009-1305
CVE-2009-1306
CVE-2009-1307
CVE-2009-1309
CVE-2009-1392
CVE-2009-1833
CVE-2009-1838
CVE-2009-2210

Details

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1303, CVE-2009-1305, CVE-2009-1833,
CVE-2009-1838)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
processed. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could execute
arbitrary JavaScript in the context of the mail message, possibly
presenting misleading data to the user, or stealing sensitive information
such as login credentials. (CVE-2009-1306, CVE-2009-1307, CVE-2009-1309)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. None of the
above issues are exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves 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

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f1bb06f349b48b77a00268f4e2418177
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 628a37bde1b3982cdd0c24112effc06e
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: c5b8cfdcac2f49a30cbf1f3be7cf1f2a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f1bb06f349b48b77a00268f4e2418177
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 628a37bde1b3982cdd0c24112effc06e
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: bc7792b76ae6cc8e29f92799e34bbf78
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: d1acb51ba624684ffe56e3a45d0d9c77
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 9daf39d81ccc41ef557565f651110db5
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 2f6c64d019d99649964b6a8d572e0e4d
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: c5b8cfdcac2f49a30cbf1f3be7cf1f2a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f1bb06f349b48b77a00268f4e2418177
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: 628a37bde1b3982cdd0c24112effc06e
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: bc7792b76ae6cc8e29f92799e34bbf78
 
PPC:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: d1acb51ba624684ffe56e3a45d0d9c77
 
s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: 9daf39d81ccc41ef557565f651110db5
 
s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: 2f6c64d019d99649964b6a8d572e0e4d
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: c5b8cfdcac2f49a30cbf1f3be7cf1f2a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f1bb06f349b48b77a00268f4e2418177
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 628a37bde1b3982cdd0c24112effc06e
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: bc7792b76ae6cc8e29f92799e34bbf78
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: c5b8cfdcac2f49a30cbf1f3be7cf1f2a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f1bb06f349b48b77a00268f4e2418177
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: 628a37bde1b3982cdd0c24112effc06e
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: bc7792b76ae6cc8e29f92799e34bbf78
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0887
    MD5: c5b8cfdcac2f49a30cbf1f3be7cf1f2a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: f1bb06f349b48b77a00268f4e2418177
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: 628a37bde1b3982cdd0c24112effc06e
 
IA-64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: bc7792b76ae6cc8e29f92799e34bbf78
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0085
    MD5: c5b8cfdcac2f49a30cbf1f3be7cf1f2a
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

496253 - CVE-2009-1303 Firefox 2 and 3 Layout engine crash
496256 - CVE-2009-1305 Firefox 2 and 3 JavaScript engine crash
496262 - CVE-2009-1306 Firefox jar: scheme ignores the content-disposition: header on the inner URI
496263 - CVE-2009-1307 Firefox Same-origin violations when Adobe Flash loaded via view-source: protocol
496267 - CVE-2009-1309 Firefox Same-origin violations in XMLHttpRequest and XPCNativeWrapper.toString
503568 - CVE-2009-1392 Firefox browser engine crashes
503570 - CVE-2009-1833 Firefox JavaScript engine crashes
503580 - CVE-2009-1838 Firefox arbitrary code execution flaw


References



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