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Red Hat: 2013:1480-01: thunderbird: Important Advisory Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
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-2013:1480-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1480.html
Issue date:        2013-10-30
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-5590 CVE-2013-5595 CVE-2013-5597 
                   CVE-2013-5599 CVE-2013-5600 CVE-2013-5601 
                   CVE-2013-5602 CVE-2013-5604 
=====================================================================

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:

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-2013-5590,
CVE-2013-5597, CVE-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602)

It was found that the Thunderbird JavaScript engine incorrectly allocated
memory for certain functions. An attacker could combine this flaw with
other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5595)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain Extensible
Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) files. An attacker could combine
this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5604)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Jesse Ruderman, Christoph Diehl, Dan Gohman,
Byoungyoung Lee, Nils, and Abhishek Arya 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.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security
advisories for Thunderbird 17.0.10 ESR. You can find a link to the Mozilla
advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 17.0.10 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/):

1023835 - CVE-2013-5590 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:17.0.10) (MFSA 2013-93)
1023839 - CVE-2013-5595 Mozilla: Improperly initialized memory and overflows in some JavaScript functions (MFSA 2013-96)
1023841 - CVE-2013-5597 Mozilla: Use-after-free when updating offline cache (MFSA 2013-98)
1023843 - CVE-2013-5599 CVE-2013-5600 CVE-2013-5601 Mozilla: Miscellaneous use-after-free issues found through ASAN fuzzing (MFSA 2013-100)
1023844 - CVE-2013-5602 Mozilla: Memory corruption in workers (MFSA 2013-101)
1023863 - CVE-2013-5604 Mozilla: Access violation with XSLT and uninitialized data (MFSA 2013-95)

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-17.0.10-1.el5_10.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el5_10.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el5_10.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el5_10.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el5_10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.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-17.0.10-1.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm

ppc64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.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-17.0.10-1.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.el6_4.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-17.0.10-1.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-17.0.10-1.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-2013-5590.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-5595.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-5597.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-5599.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-5600.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-5601.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-5602.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-5604.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/thunderbirdESR.html

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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