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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed HTML mail content.
Fedora Update Notification
2008-02-28 21:16:44

Name        : thunderbird
Product     : Fedora 7
Version     :
Release     : 1.fc7
URL         :
Summary     : Mozilla Thunderbird mail/newsgroup client
Description :
Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Update Information:

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.    Several flaws
were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed HTML mail content.
A HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to
crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0419)    Several flaws
were found in the way Thunderbird displayed malformed HTML mail content. A HTML
mail message containing specially-crafted content could trick a user into
surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0593)    A flaw was
found in the way Thunderbird handles certain chrome URLs. If a user has certain
extensions installed, it could allow a malicious HTML mail message to steal
sensitive session data. Note: this flaw does not affect a default installation
of Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0418)    Note: JavaScript support is disabled by
default in Thunderbird; the above issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript
is enabled.    A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird saves certain text files.
If a remote site offers a file of type "plain/text", rather than "text/plain",
Thunderbird will not show future "text/plain" content to the user, forcing them
to save those files locally to view the content. (CVE-2008-0592)     Users of
thunderbird are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.

* Tue Feb 26 2008 Christopher Aillon
- Update to
* Thu Nov 15 2007 Christopher Aillon
- Update to
* Wed Jul 25 2007 Martin Stransky
- added ligature pango fix
* Fri Jul 20 2007 Kai Engert  -
* Fri Jun 15 2007 Christopher Aillon
* Fri Jun  8 2007 Christopher Aillon
- rc1

  [ 1 ] Bug #431732 - CVE-2008-0412 Mozilla layout engine crashes
  [ 2 ] Bug #431733 - CVE-2008-0413 Mozilla javascript engine crashes
  [ 3 ] Bug #431739 - CVE-2008-0415 Mozilla arbitrary code execution
  [ 4 ] Bug #431748 - CVE-2008-0418 Mozilla chrome: directory traversal
  [ 5 ] Bug #431749 - CVE-2008-0419 Mozilla arbitrary code execution
  [ 6 ] Bug #431751 - CVE-2008-0591 Mozilla information disclosure flaw
  [ 7 ] Bug #431752 - CVE-2008-0592 Mozilla text file mishandling
  [ 8 ] Bug #431756 - CVE-2008-0593 Mozilla URL token stealing flaw
  [ 9 ] Bug #431750 - CVE-2008-0420 Mozilla information disclosure flaw
  [ 10 ] Bug #435123 - CVE-2008-0304 thunderbird/seamonkey: MIME External-Body Heap Overflow Vulnerability

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update thunderbird' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at

Fedora-package-announce mailing list
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