Skip to navigation

Security Advisory Moderate: thunderbird security update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0153-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2010-03-17
Last updated on: 2010-03-17
Affected Products: RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.4.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-0689
CVE-2009-1571
CVE-2009-2462
CVE-2009-2463
CVE-2009-2466
CVE-2009-2470
CVE-2009-3072
CVE-2009-3075
CVE-2009-3076
CVE-2009-3077
CVE-2009-3274
CVE-2009-3376
CVE-2009-3380
CVE-2009-3384
CVE-2009-3979
CVE-2010-0159
CVE-2010-0163
CVE-2010-0169
CVE-2010-0171

Details

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

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 with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2009-2462, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-2466,
CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3075, CVE-2009-3380, CVE-2009-3979, CVE-2010-0159)

A use-after-free flaw was found in Thunderbird. An attacker could use this
flaw to crash Thunderbird or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2009-3077)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Thunderbird string to
floating point conversion routines. An HTML mail message containing
malicious JavaScript could crash Thunderbird or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2009-0689)

A use-after-free flaw was found in Thunderbird. Under low memory
conditions, viewing an HTML mail message containing malicious content could
result in Thunderbird executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2009-1571)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird created temporary file names for
downloaded files. If a local attacker knows the name of a file Thunderbird
is going to download, they can replace the contents of that file with
arbitrary contents. (CVE-2009-3274)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed a right-to-left override
character when downloading a file. In these cases, the name displayed in
the title bar differed from the name displayed in the dialog body. An
attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into downloading a file that
has a file name or extension that is different from what the user expected.
(CVE-2009-3376)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed SOCKS5 proxy replies. A
malicious SOCKS5 server could send a specially-crafted reply that would
cause Thunderbird to crash. (CVE-2009-2470)

Descriptions in the dialogs when adding and removing PKCS #11 modules were
not informative. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a
malicious PKCS #11 module could use this flaw to install their own
Certificate Authority certificates on a user's machine, making it possible
to trick the user into believing they are viewing trusted content or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2009-3076)

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 all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the 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-2.0.0.24-2.el5_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 034c342b549759f8365ac5c5141e0481
SHA-256: 49aab42d8ea2858c91fb894b0204678b65089767a29599374ee0db101fa2af85
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.24-2.el5_4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 4bb52c148f72151c32fc46bf61d0357c
SHA-256: fd137e68c73d0138af6a4491946693697245bf71ce766be55b1128cedf9752e8
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.24-2.el5_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: b6d5a049f58438149f9843d7427bb098
SHA-256: 1ace5c7c84767cacf746a55cbad029b0508971c5a59c04d6b78d4e75bbe3c813
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.4.z server)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.24-2.el5_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 034c342b549759f8365ac5c5141e0481
SHA-256: 49aab42d8ea2858c91fb894b0204678b65089767a29599374ee0db101fa2af85
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.24-2.el5_4.i386.rpm     MD5: 4bb52c148f72151c32fc46bf61d0357c
SHA-256: fd137e68c73d0138af6a4491946693697245bf71ce766be55b1128cedf9752e8
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.24-2.el5_4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: b6d5a049f58438149f9843d7427bb098
SHA-256: 1ace5c7c84767cacf746a55cbad029b0508971c5a59c04d6b78d4e75bbe3c813
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.24-2.el5_4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 034c342b549759f8365ac5c5141e0481
SHA-256: 49aab42d8ea2858c91fb894b0204678b65089767a29599374ee0db101fa2af85
 
IA-32:
thunderbird-2.0.0.24-2.el5_4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: 4bb52c148f72151c32fc46bf61d0357c
SHA-256: fd137e68c73d0138af6a4491946693697245bf71ce766be55b1128cedf9752e8
 
x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.24-2.el5_4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0316
    MD5: b6d5a049f58438149f9843d7427bb098
SHA-256: 1ace5c7c84767cacf746a55cbad029b0508971c5a59c04d6b78d4e75bbe3c813
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

512128 - CVE-2009-2462 Mozilla Browser engine crashes
512131 - CVE-2009-2463 Mozilla Base64 decoding crash
512136 - CVE-2009-2466 Mozilla JavaScript engine crashes
512145 - CVE-2009-2470 Mozilla data corruption with SOCKS5 reply
521688 - CVE-2009-3072 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 browser engine crashes
521691 - CVE-2009-3075 Firefox 3.5.2 3.0.14 JavaScript engine crashes
521692 - CVE-2009-3076 Firefox 3.0.14 Insufficient warning for PKCS11 module installation and removal
521693 - CVE-2009-3077 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 TreeColumns dangling pointer vulnerability
524815 - CVE-2009-3274 Firefox: Predictable /tmp pathname use
530162 - CVE-2009-0689 (rejected CVE-2009-1563) Firefox heap buffer overflow in string to number conversion
530168 - CVE-2009-3376 Firefox download filename spoofing with RTL override
530567 - CVE-2009-3380 Firefox crashes with evidence of memory corruption
546694 - CVE-2009-3979 Mozilla crash with evidence of memory corruption
566047 - CVE-2010-0159 Mozilla crashes with evidence of memory corruption (MFSA 2010-01)
566050 - CVE-2009-1571 Mozilla incorrectly frees used memory (MFSA 2010-03)


References



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/