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Fedora 8 Update: thunderbird-2.0.0.16-1.fc8 Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues are now available for Fedora 8. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML content. An HTML mail containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2811)
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2008-6706
2008-08-07 21:20:12
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Name        : thunderbird
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 2.0.0.16
Release     : 1.fc8
URL         : http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/
Summary     : Mozilla Thunderbird mail/newsgroup client
Description :
Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

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Update Information:

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues are now available
for Fedora 8.    Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML
content. An HTML mail containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2811)    Multiple flaws
were found in the processing of malformed JavaScript content. An HTML mail
containing such malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803)    A flaw was found in the way a malformed
.properties file was processed by Thunderbird. A malicious extension could read
uninitialized memory, possibly leaking sensitive data to the extension.
(CVE-2008-2807)    A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed information
about self-signed certificates. It was possible for a self-signed certificate to
contain multiple alternate name entries, which were not all displayed to the
user, allowing them to mistakenly extend trust to an unknown site.
(CVE-2008-2809)    Thunderbird was updated to upstream version 2.0.0.16 to
address these flaws:  http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-
vulnerabilities/thunderbird20.html#thunderbird2.0.0.16
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ChangeLog:

* Wed Jul 23 2008 Christopher Aillon  2.0.0.16-1
- Update to 2.0.0.16
* Thu May  1 2008 Christopher Aillon  2.0.0.14-1
- Update to 2.0.0.14
* Fri Mar  7 2008 Martin Stransky 
- updated starting script, fixes #436410
* Tue Feb 26 2008 Christopher Aillon  2.0.0.12-1
- Update to 2.0.0.12
* Thu Nov 15 2007 Christopher Aillon  2.0.0.9-1
- Update to 2.0.0.9
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #452600 - CVE-2008-2802 Firefox arbitrary JavaScript code execution
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452600
  [ 2 ] Bug #452597 - CVE-2008-2798 Firefox malformed web content flaws
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452597
  [ 3 ] Bug #453007 - CVE-2008-2811 Firefox block reflow flaw
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=453007
  [ 4 ] Bug #452709 - CVE-2008-2807 Firefox .properties memory leak
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452709
  [ 5 ] Bug #452711 - CVE-2008-2809 Firefox self signed certificate flaw
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452711
  [ 6 ] Bug #452602 - CVE-2008-2803 Firefox javascript arbitrary code execution
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452602
  [ 7 ] Bug #452598 - CVE-2008-2799 Firefox javascript arbitrary code execution
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452598
  [ 8 ] Bug #452204 - CVE-2008-2785 mozilla: CSS reference counter overflow (ZDI-CAN-349)
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452204
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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 http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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