RHSA-2009:1125-01 Moderate: thunderbird security update
Posted on: 06/25/2009 06:30 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-2009:1125-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1125.html
Issue date: 2009-06-25
CVE Names: CVE-2009-1303 CVE-2009-1305 CVE-2009-1306
CVE-2009-1307 CVE-2009-1309 CVE-2009-1392
CVE-2009-1833 CVE-2009-1838
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1. Summary:

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.

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

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-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.

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

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

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ppc.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.s390.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-23.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-23.el4.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-2009-1303
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1305
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1306
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1307
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1309
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1392
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1833
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1838
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 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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