GLSA 200608-04 Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 08/04/2006 12:42 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200608-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: August 03, 2006
Bugs: #141842
ID: 200608-04

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Synopsis
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The Mozilla Foundation has reported numerous security vulnerabilities
related to Mozilla Thunderbird.

Background
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The Mozilla Thunderbird mail client is a redesign of the Mozilla Mail
component. The goal is to produce a cross-platform stand-alone mail
application using XUL (XML User Interface Language).

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 mozilla-thunderbird lt; 1.5.0.5 gt;=3D 1.5.0.5
2 mozilla-thunderbird-bin lt; 1.5.0.5 gt;=3D 1.5.0.5
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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The following vulnerabilities have been reported:

* Benjamin Smedberg discovered that chrome URLss could be made to
reference remote files.

* Developers in the Mozilla community looked for and fixed several
crash bugs to improve the stability of Mozilla clients.

* "shutdown" reports that cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks could be
performed using the construct XPCNativeWrapper(window).Function(...),
which created a function that appeared to belong to the window in
question even after it had been navigated to the target site.

* "shutdown" reports that scripts granting the UniversalBrowserRead
privilege can leverage that into the equivalent of the far more
powerful UniversalXPConnect since they are allowed to "read" into a
privileged context.

* "moz_bug_r_a4" discovered that Named JavaScript functions have a
parent object created using the standard Object() constructor
(ECMA-specified behavior) and that this constructor can be redefined
by script (also ECMA-specified behavior).

* Igor Bukanov and shutdown found additional places where an untimely
garbage collection could delete a temporary object that was in active
use.

* Georgi Guninski found potential integer overflow issues with long
strings in the toSource() methods of the Object, Array and String
objects as well as string function arguments.

* H. D. Moore reported a testcase that was able to trigger a race
condition where JavaScript garbage collection deleted a temporary
variable still being used in the creation of a new Function object.

* A malicious page can hijack native DOM methods on a document object
in another domain, which will run the attacker's script when called
by the victim page.

* Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability which is caused due
to an memory corruption error within the handling of simultaneously
happening XPCOM events. This leads to use of a deleted timer object.

Impact
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A user can be enticed to open specially crafted URLs, visit webpages
containing malicious JavaScript or execute a specially crafted script.
These events could lead to the execution of arbitrary code, or the
installation of malware on the user's computer.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Mozilla Thunderbird users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
"gt;=3Dmail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-1.5.0.5"

All Mozilla Thunderbird binary users should upgrade to the latest
version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
"gt;=3Dmail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin-1.5.0.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-3113
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3113
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-3802
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3802
[ 3 ] CVE-2006-3803
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3803
[ 4 ] CVE-2006-3804
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3804
[ 5 ] CVE-2006-3805
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3805
[ 6 ] CVE-2006-3806
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3806
[ 7 ] CVE-2006-3807
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3807
[ 8 ] CVE-2006-3809
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3809
[ 9 ] CVE-2006-3810
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3810
[ 10 ] CVE-2006-3811
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3811
[ 11 ] CVE-2006-3812
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2006-3812

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200608-04.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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