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Red Hat: An updated thunderbird package fixes multiple security issues

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed content. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image files. An HTML mail message containing a malicious SVG image file could cause an information leak, or cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. A flaw could allow malicious content to bypass intended restrictions, possibly leading to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack if a user were tricked into dropping a “javascript:” link onto a frame.

It was found that the home page could be set to a “javascript:” link. If a user were tricked into setting such a home page by dragging a link to the home button, it could cause Firefox to repeatedly crash, eventually leading to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running Firefox. A similar flaw was found and fixed in Thunderbird. A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain, remote content containing “cssText”. Malicious, remote content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. It was found that by using the DOM fullscreen API, untrusted content could bypass the mozRequestFullscreen security protections. Malicious content could exploit this API flaw to cause user interface spoofing.

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled content with multiple Content Security Policy (CSP) headers. This could lead to a cross-site scripting attack if used in conjunction with a website that has a header injection flaw.

Updated packages are available from ftp.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2012:0388-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0388.html
Issue date:        2012-03-14
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-0451 CVE-2012-0455 CVE-2012-0456 
                  CVE-2012-0457 CVE-2012-0458 CVE-2012-0459 
                  CVE-2012-0460 CVE-2012-0461 CVE-2012-0462 
                  CVE-2012-0464 
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1. Summary:

An updated thunderbird package that fixes multiple security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed content. Malicious
content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0461,
CVE-2012-0462, CVE-2012-0464)

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain Scalable Vector
Graphics (SVG) image files. An HTML mail message containing a malicious SVG
image file could cause an information leak, or cause Thunderbird to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0456, CVE-2012-0457)

A flaw could allow malicious content to bypass intended restrictions,
possibly leading to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack if a user were
tricked into dropping a "javascript:" link onto a frame. (CVE-2012-0455)

It was found that the home page could be set to a "javascript:" link. If a
user were tricked into setting such a home page by dragging a link to the
home button, it could cause Firefox to repeatedly crash, eventually leading
to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running
Firefox. A similar flaw was found and fixed in Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0458)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain, remote content
containing "cssText". Malicious, remote content could cause Thunderbird to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0459)

It was found that by using the DOM fullscreen API, untrusted content could
bypass the mozRequestFullscreen security protections. Malicious content
could exploit this API flaw to cause user interface spoofing.
(CVE-2012-0460)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled content with multiple
Content Security Policy (CSP) headers. This could lead to a cross-site
scripting attack if used in conjunction with a website that has a header
injection flaw. (CVE-2012-0451)

Note: All issues except CVE-2012-0456 and CVE-2012-0457 cannot be exploited
by a specially-crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by
default for mail messages. It could be exploited another way in
Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS
feed.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 10.0.3 ESR, which corrects these issues. After
installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to
take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

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

803109 - CVE-2012-0461 CVE-2012-0462 CVE-2012-0464 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:11.0/ rv:10.0.3 / rv:1.9.2.28) (MFSA 2012-19)
803111 - CVE-2012-0460 Mozilla: window.fullScreen writeable by untrusted content (MFSA 2012-18)
803112 - CVE-2012-0459 Mozilla: Crash when accessing keyframe cssText after dynamic modification (MFSA 2012-17)
803113 - CVE-2012-0458 Mozilla: Escalation of privilege with Javascript: URL as home page (MFSA 2012-16)
803114 - CVE-2012-0451 Mozilla: XSS with multiple Content Security Policy headers (MFSA 2012-15)
803116 - CVE-2012-0456 CVE-2012-0457 Mozilla: SVG issues found with Address Sanitizer (MFSA 2012-14)
803119 - CVE-2012-0455 Mozilla: XSS with Drag and Drop and Javascript: URL (MFSA 2012-13)

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-10.0.3-1.el5_8.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el5_8.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el5_8.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el5_8.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el6_2.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el6_2.i686.rpm

ppc64:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.ppc64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el6_2.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el6_2.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el6_2.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-10.0.3-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.3-1.el6_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://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0451.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0455.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0456.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0457.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0458.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0459.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0460.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0461.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0462.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-0464.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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