RHSA-2009:0002-01 Moderate: thunderbird security update
Posted on: 01/07/2009 12:45 PM

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-2009:0002-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0002.html
Issue date: 2009-01-07
CVE Names: 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
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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 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.

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/docs/DOC-11259

5. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ppc.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.s390.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-18.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-18.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-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.19-1.el5_2.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

6. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5500
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5501
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5502
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5503
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5506
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5507
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5508
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5511
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5512
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5513
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

7. Contact:

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

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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