RHSA-2008:0105-01 Moderate: thunderbird security update
Posted on: 02/08/2008 05:20 AM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0105-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0105.html
Issue date: 2008-02-07
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0412 CVE-2008-0413 CVE-2008-0415
CVE-2008-0418 CVE-2008-0419 CVE-2008-0591
CVE-2008-0592 CVE-2008-0593
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1. Summary:

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

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-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415,
CVE-2008-0419)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird displayed malformed HTML
mail content. A HTML mail message containing specially-crafted content
could trick a user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-0591,
CVE-2008-0593)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handles certain chrome URLs. If a
user has certain extensions installed, it could allow a malicious HTML mail
message to steal sensitive session data. Note: this flaw does not affect a
default installation of Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0418)

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 Thunderbird saves certain text files. If a
remote site offers a file of type "plain/text", rather than "text/plain",
Thunderbird will not show future "text/plain" content to the user, forcing
them to save those files locally to view the content. (CVE-2008-0592)

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

4. 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

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

431732 - CVE-2008-0412 Mozilla layout engine crashes
431733 - CVE-2008-0413 Mozilla javascript engine crashes
431739 - CVE-2008-0415 Mozilla arbitrary code execution
431748 - CVE-2008-0418 Mozilla chrome: directory traversal
431749 - CVE-2008-0419 Mozilla arbitrary code execution
431751 - CVE-2008-0591 Mozilla information disclosure flaw
431752 - CVE-2008-0592 Mozilla text file mishandling
431756 - CVE-2008-0593 Mozilla URL token stealing flaw

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ppc.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.s390.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-8.el5.x86_64.rpm

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

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0412
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0413
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0415
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0418
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0419
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0591
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0592
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0593
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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