RHSA-2009:1126-01 Moderate: thunderbird security update
Posted on: 06/25/2009 04:30 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-2009:1126-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1126.html
Issue date: 2009-06-25
CVE Names: CVE-2009-1303 CVE-2009-1305 CVE-2009-1306
CVE-2009-1307 CVE-2009-1308 CVE-2009-1309
CVE-2009-1392 CVE-2009-1833 CVE-2009-1836
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 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 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-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-2009-1308,
CVE-2009-1309)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled error responses returned
from proxy servers. If an attacker is able to conduct a man-in-the-middle
attack against a Thunderbird instance that is using a proxy server, they
may be able to steal sensitive information from the site Thunderbird is
displaying. (CVE-2009-1836)

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/):

456202 - Launch thunderbird with option "-contentLocale" lt;localegt; will get warning message
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
496266 - CVE-2009-1308 Firefox XSS hazard using third-party stylesheets and XBL bindings
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
503578 - CVE-2009-1836 Firefox SSL tampering via non-200 responses to proxy CONNECT requests
503580 - CVE-2009-1838 Firefox arbitrary code execution flaw

6. Package List:

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

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.22-2.el5_3.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-2009-1308
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-2009-1836
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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