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Red Hat: 2013:1142-01: thunderbird: Important Advisory Print E-mail
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RedHat Linux An updated thunderbird package that fixes several 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 [More...]
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:1142-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1142.html
Issue date:        2013-08-07
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-1701 CVE-2013-1709 CVE-2013-1710 
                   CVE-2013-1713 CVE-2013-1714 CVE-2013-1717 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several 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
important 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-2013-1701)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird generated Certificate Request
Message Format (CRMF) requests. An attacker could use this flaw to perform
cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1710)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled the interaction between
frames and browser history. An attacker could use this flaw to trick
Thunderbird into treating malicious content as if it came from the browser
history, allowing for XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1709)

It was found that the same-origin policy could be bypassed due to the way
Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) were checked in JavaScript. An attacker
could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks, or install malicious add-ons
from third-party pages. (CVE-2013-1713)

It was found that web workers could bypass the same-origin policy. An
attacker could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1714)

It was found that, in certain circumstances, Thunderbird incorrectly
handled Java applets. If a user launched an untrusted Java applet via
Thunderbird, the applet could use this flaw to obtain read-only access to
files on the user's local system. (CVE-2013-1717)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Jeff Gilbert, Henrik Skupin, moz_bug_r_a4, Cody
Crews, Federico Lanusse, and Georgi Guninski as the original reporters of
these issues.

Note: All of the above issues 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 17.0.8 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/site/articles/11258

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

993598 - CVE-2013-1701 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:17.0.8) (MFSA 2013-63)
993600 - CVE-2013-1709 Mozilla: Document URI misrepresentation and masquerading (MFSA 2013-68)
993602 - CVE-2013-1710 Mozilla: CRMF requests allow for code execution and XSS attacks (MFSA 2013-69)
993603 - CVE-2013-1713 Mozilla: Wrong principal used for validating URI for some Javascript components (MFSA 2013-72)
993604 - CVE-2013-1714 Mozilla: Same-origin bypass with web workers and XMLHttpRequest (MFSA 2013-73)
993605 - CVE-2013-1717 Mozilla: Local Java applets may read contents of local file system (MFSA 2013-75)

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-17.0.8-5.el5_9.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el5_9.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el5_9.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)	:

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el5_9.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el5_9.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.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-17.0.8-5.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm

ppc64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.8-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.8-5.el6_4.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-2013-1701.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1709.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1710.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1713.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1714.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1717.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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