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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
SuSE Multiple vulnerabilities fixed.

                        SUSE Security Announcement

        Package:                MozillaThunderbird
        Announcement ID:        SUSE-SA:2006:022
        Date:                   Tue, 25 Apr 2006 15:00:00 +0000
        Affected Products:      SUSE LINUX 10.0
                                SUSE LINUX 9.3
                                SUSE LINUX 9.2
                                SUSE LINUX 9.1
        Vulnerability Type:     remote code execution
        Severity (1-10):        8
        SUSE Default Package:   no
        Cross-References:       CVE-2004-1316, CVE-2005-0142, CVE-2005-0149
                                CVE-2005-0230, CVE-2005-0255, CVE-2005-0399
                                CVE-2005-0587, CVE-2005-0590, CVE-2005-0592
                                CVE-2005-0989, CVE-2005-1159, CVE-2005-1160
                                CVE-2005-1532, CVE-2005-2261, CVE-2005-2265
                                CVE-2005-2266, CVE-2005-2269, CVE-2005-2270
                                CVE-2005-2706, CVE-2005-2707, CVE-2006-0292
                                CVE-2006-0296, CVE-2006-0748, CVE-2006-0749
                                CVE-2006-0884, CVE-2006-1045, CVE-2006-1727
                                CVE-2006-1728, CVE-2006-1730, CVE-2006-1731
                                CVE-2006-1732, CVE-2006-1733, CVE-2006-1734
                                CVE-2006-1735, CVE-2006-1737, CVE-2006-1739
                                CVE-2006-1741, CVE-2006-1742, MFSA 2005-02
                                MFSA 2005-06, MFSA 2005-11, MFSA 2005-15
                                MFSA 2005-17, MFSA 2005-18, MFSA 2005-21
                                MFSA 2005-25, MFSA 2005-30, MFSA 2005-33
                                MFSA 2005-40, MFSA 2005-41, MFSA 2005-44
                                MFSA 2005-46, MFSA 2005-50, MFSA 2005-52
                                MFSA 2005-55, MFSA 2005-56, MFSA 2005-58
                                MFSA 2005-59, MFSA 2006-01, MFSA 2006-05
                                MFSA 2006-09, MFSA 2006-10, MFSA 2006-11
                                MFSA 2006-14, MFSA 2006-15, MFSA 2006-16
                                MFSA 2006-17, MFSA 2006-18, MFSA 2006-19
                                MFSA 2006-21, MFSA 2006-22, MFSA 2006-24
                                MFSA 2006-25, MFSA 2006-26, MFSA 2006-27

    Content of This Advisory:
        1) Security Vulnerability Resolved:
             various Mozilla Thunderbird security problems
           Problem Description
        2) Solution or Work-Around
        3) Special Instructions and Notes
        4) Package Location and Checksums
        5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
            See SUSE Security Summary Report.
        6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information


1) Problem Description and Brief Discussion

   Various security bugs have been fixed in Mozilla Thunderbird, bringing
   it up to bugfix level of version 1.0.8.

   This also catches up on earlier Thunderbird security releases.

   Detailed list of issues and affected SUSE Linux versions:

   Fixed in Thunderbird 1.0.8 (SUSE Linux 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 10.0)
    MFSA 2006-27/CVE-2006-0748 - Table Rebuilding Code Execution Vulnerability
    MFSA 2006-26/CVE-2006-1045 - Mail Multiple Information Disclosure
    MFSA 2006-25/CVE-2006-1727 - Privilege escalation through Print Preview
    MFSA 2006-24/CVE-2006-1728 - Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest
    MFSA 2006-22/CVE-2006-1730 - CSS Letter-Spacing Heap Overflow Vulnerability
    MFSA 2006-21/CVE-2006-0884 - JavaScript execution in mail when forwarding in-line
    MFSA 2006-19/CVE-2006-1731 - Cross-site scripting using
    MFSA 2006-18/CVE-2006-0749 - Mozilla Firefox Tag Order Vulnerability
    MFSA 2006-17/CVE-2006-1732 - cross-site scripting through window.controllers
    MFSA 2006-16/CVE-2006-1733 - Accessing XBL compilation scope via
    MFSA 2006-15/CVE-2006-1734 - Privilege escalation using a JavaScript function's cloned parent
    MFSA 2006-14/CVE-2006-1735 - Privilege escalation via XBL.method.eval
    MFSA 2006-11/CVE-2006-1737/CVE-2006-1739 - Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8)
    MFSA 2006-10/CVE-2006-1742 - JavaScript garbage-collection hazard audit
    MFSA 2006-09/CVE-2006-1741 - Cross-site JavaScript injection using event handlers
    MFSA 2006-05/CVE-2006-0296 - Localstore.rdf XML injection through XULDocument.persist()
    MFSA 2006-01/CVE-2006-0292 - JavaScript garbage-collection hazards

   Fixed in Thunderbird 1.0.7 (SUSE Linux 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 10.0)
    MFSA 2005-59/CVE-2005-2707 - Command-line handling on Linux allows shell execution
    MFSA 2005-58/CVE-2005-2706 - Firefox 1.0.7 / Mozilla Suite 1.7.12 Vulnerability Fixes

   Fixed in Thunderbird 1.0.5/1.0.6 (SUSE Linux 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3)
    MFSA 2005-56/CVE-2005-2270 - Code execution through shared function objects
    MFSA 2005-55/CVE-2005-2269 - XHTML node spoofing
    MFSA 2005-52/CVE-2005-2266 - Same origin violation: frame calling top.focus()
    MFSA 2005-50/CVE-2005-2265 - Exploitable crash in InstallVersion.compareTo()
    MFSA 2005-46/CVE-2005-2261 - XBL scripts ran even when Javascript disabled
    MFSA 2005-44/CVE-2005-1532 - Privilege escalation via non-DOM property overrides
    MFSA 2005-41/CVE-2005-1160 - Privilege escalation via DOM property overrides
    MFSA 2005-40/CVE-2005-1159 - Missing Install object instance checks
    MFSA 2005-33/CVE-2005-0989 - Javascript "lambda" replace exposes memory contents

   Fixed in Thunderbird 1.0.2 (SUSE Linux 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3)
    MFSA 2005-30/CVE-2005-0399 - GIF heap overflow parsing Netscape extension 2
    MFSA 2005-25/CVE-2005-0230 - Image drag and drop executable spoofing
    MFSA 2005-21/CVE-2005-0587 - Overwrite arbitrary files downloading .lnk twice
    MFSA 2005-18/CVE-2005-0255 - Memory overwrite in string library
    MFSA 2005-17/CVE-2005-0590 - Install source spoofing with user:pass@host
    MFSA 2005-15/CVE-2005-0592 - Heap overflow possible in UTF8 to Unicode conversion

   Fixed in Thunderbird 1.0 (SUSE Linux 9.1 and 9.2)
    MFSA 2005-11/CVE-2005-0149 - Mail client responds to cookie requests

   Fixed in Thunderbird 0.9 (SUSE Linux 9.1 and 9.2)
    MFSA 2005-06/CVE-2004-1316 - Heap overrun handling malicious news: URL
    MFSA 2005-02/CVE-2005-0142 - Opened attachments are temporarily saved world-readable

2) Solution or Work-Around

   There is no known workaround, please install the update packages.

3) Special Instructions and Notes

   See SUSE Security Summary Report.

4) Package Location and Checksums

   The preferred method for installing security updates is to use the YaST
   Online Update (YOU) tool. YOU detects which updates are required and
   automatically performs the necessary steps to verify and install them.
   Alternatively, download the update packages for your distribution manually
   and verify their integrity by the methods listed in Section 6 of this
   announcement. Then install the packages using the command

     rpm -Fhv 

   to apply the update, replacing  with the filename of the
   downloaded RPM package.

   x86 Platform:

   SUSE LINUX 10.0:

   SUSE LINUX 9.3:

   SUSE LINUX 9.2:

   SUSE LINUX 9.1:

   Power PC Platform:

   SUSE LINUX 10.0:

   x86-64 Platform:

   SUSE LINUX 10.0:

   SUSE LINUX 9.3:

   SUSE LINUX 9.2:

   SUSE LINUX 9.1:


   SUSE LINUX 10.0:

   SUSE LINUX 9.3:

   SUSE LINUX 9.2:

   SUSE LINUX 9.1:


5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:


6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

  - Announcement authenticity verification:

    SUSE security announcements are published via mailing lists and on Web
    sites. The authenticity and integrity of a SUSE security announcement is
    guaranteed by a cryptographic signature in each announcement. All SUSE
    security announcements are published with a valid signature.

    To verify the signature of the announcement, save it as text into a file
    and run the command

      gpg --verify 

    replacing  with the name of the file where you saved the
    announcement. The output for a valid signature looks like:

      gpg: Signature made  using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
      gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team "

    where  is replaced by the date the document was signed.

    If the security team's key is not contained in your key ring, you can
    import it from the first installation CD. To import the key, use the

      gpg --import gpg-pubkey-3d25d3d9-36e12d04.asc

  - Package authenticity verification:

    SUSE update packages are available on many mirror FTP servers all over the
    world. While this service is considered valuable and important to the free
    and open source software community, the authenticity and the integrity of
    a package needs to be verified to ensure that it has not been tampered

    There are two verification methods that can be used independently from
    each other to prove the authenticity of a downloaded file or RPM package:

    1) Using the internal gpg signatures of the rpm package
    2) MD5 checksums as provided in this announcement

    1) The internal rpm package signatures provide an easy way to verify the
       authenticity of an RPM package. Use the command

        rpm -v --checksig 

       to verify the signature of the package, replacing  with the
       filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
       contains a valid signature from with the key ID 9C800ACA.

       This key is automatically imported into the RPM database (on
       RPMv4-based distributions) and the gpg key ring of 'root' during
       installation. You can also find it on the first installation CD and at
       the end of this announcement.

    2) If you need an alternative means of verification, use the md5sum
       command to verify the authenticity of the packages. Execute the command


       after you downloaded the file from a SUSE FTP server or its mirrors.
       Then compare the resulting md5sum with the one that is listed in the
       SUSE security announcement. Because the announcement containing the
       checksums is cryptographically signed (by, the
       checksums show proof of the authenticity of the package if the
       signature of the announcement is valid. Note that the md5 sums
       published in the SUSE Security Announcements are valid for the
       respective packages only. Newer versions of these packages cannot be

  - SUSE runs two security mailing lists to which any interested party may
        -   General Linux and SUSE security discussion.
            All SUSE security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an e-mail to
        -   SUSE's announce-only mailing list.
            Only SUSE's security announcements are sent to this list.
            To subscribe, send an e-mail to

    For general information or the frequently asked questions (FAQ),
    send mail to  or

    SUSE's security contact is  or .
    The  public key is listed below.

    The information in this advisory may be distributed or reproduced,
    provided that the advisory is not modified in any way. In particular, the
    clear text signature should show proof of the authenticity of the text.

    SUSE Linux Products GmbH provides no warranties of any kind whatsoever
    with respect to the information contained in this security advisory.
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