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Red Hat: Security update for Mozilla Thunderbird

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. Content containing a malicious Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image file 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 rendered certain images using WebGL. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird decoded embedded bitmap images in Icon Format (ICO) files. Content containing a malicious ICO file could cause Thunderbird to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. A flaw was found in the way the “eval” command was handled by the Thunderbird Error Console. Running “eval” in the Error Console while viewing malicious content could possibly cause Thunderbird to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. An out-of-bounds memory read flaw was found in the way Thunderbird used the format-number feature of XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations). Malicious content could possibly cause an information leak, or cause Thunderbird to crash.

A flaw was found in the location object implementation in Thunderbird. Malicious content could use this flaw to possibly allow restricted content to be loaded.

Updated packages are available from ftp.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2012:1211-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1211.html
Issue date:        2012-08-29
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-1970 CVE-2012-1972 CVE-2012-1973 
                  CVE-2012-1974 CVE-2012-1975 CVE-2012-1976 
                  CVE-2012-3956 CVE-2012-3957 CVE-2012-3958 
                  CVE-2012-3959 CVE-2012-3960 CVE-2012-3961 
                  CVE-2012-3962 CVE-2012-3963 CVE-2012-3964 
                  CVE-2012-3966 CVE-2012-3967 CVE-2012-3968 
                  CVE-2012-3969 CVE-2012-3970 CVE-2012-3972 
                  CVE-2012-3978 CVE-2012-3980 
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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-2012-1970,
CVE-2012-1972, CVE-2012-1973, CVE-2012-1974, CVE-2012-1975, CVE-2012-1976,
CVE-2012-3956, CVE-2012-3957, CVE-2012-3958, CVE-2012-3959, CVE-2012-3960,
CVE-2012-3961, CVE-2012-3962, CVE-2012-3963, CVE-2012-3964)

Content containing a malicious Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image file
could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-3969,
CVE-2012-3970)

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird rendered certain images using
WebGL. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, under certain
conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-3967, CVE-2012-3968)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird decoded embedded bitmap images in
Icon Format (ICO) files. Content containing a malicious ICO file could
cause Thunderbird to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2012-3966)

A flaw was found in the way the "eval" command was handled by the
Thunderbird Error Console. Running "eval" in the Error Console while
viewing malicious content could possibly cause Thunderbird to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2012-3980)

An out-of-bounds memory read flaw was found in the way Thunderbird used the
format-number feature of XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language
Transformations). Malicious content could possibly cause an information
leak, or cause Thunderbird to crash. (CVE-2012-3972)

A flaw was found in the location object implementation in Thunderbird.
Malicious content could use this flaw to possibly allow restricted content
to be loaded. (CVE-2012-3978)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Gary Kwong, Christian Holler, Jesse Ruderman, John
Schoenick, Vladimir Vukicevic, Daniel Holbert, Abhishek Arya, Frédéric
Hoguin, miaubiz, Arthur Gerkis, Nicolas Grégoire, moz_bug_r_a4, and Colby
Russell as the original reporters of these issues.

Note: All issues except CVE-2012-3969 and CVE-2012-3970 cannot be exploited
by a specially-crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by
default for mail messages. They 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 10.0.7 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/):

851909 - CVE-2012-1970 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:15.0/ rv:10.0.7) (MFSA 2012-57)
851910 - Mozilla:Multiple Use-after-free issues found using Address Sanitizer (MFSA 2012-58)
851918 - CVE-2012-3966 Mozilla: Memory corruption with bitmap format images with negative height (MFSA 2012-61)
851920 - CVE-2012-3967 CVE-2012-3968 Mozilla: WebGL use-after-free and memory corruption (MFSA 2012-62)
851922 - CVE-2012-3969 CVE-2012-3970 Mozilla: SVG buffer overflow and use-after-free issues (MFSA 2012-63)
851924 - CVE-2012-3972 Mozilla: Out-of-bounds read in format-number in XSLT (MFSA 2012-65)
851937 - CVE-2012-3978 Mozilla: Location object security checks bypassed by chrome code (MFSA 2012-70)
851939 - CVE-2012-3980 Mozilla: Web console eval capable of executing chrome-privileged code (MFSA 2012-72)

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-10.0.7-1.el5_8.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.el5_8.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.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-10.0.7-1.el5_8.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el5_8.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.el5_8.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.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-10.0.7-1.el6_3.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.el6_3.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.el6_3.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-10.0.7-1.el6_3.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.el6_3.i686.rpm

ppc64:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.el6_3.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.el6_3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el6_3.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.el6_3.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-10.0.7-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-10.0.7-1.el6_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://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1970.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1972.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1973.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1974.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1975.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1976.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3956.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3957.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3958.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3959.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3960.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3961.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3962.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3963.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3964.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3966.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3967.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3968.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3969.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3970.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3972.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3978.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3980.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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