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Red Hat: 2014:0449-01: 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...]
=====================================================================
                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:0449-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0449.html
Issue date:        2014-04-29
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-1518 CVE-2014-1523 CVE-2014-1524 
                   CVE-2014-1529 CVE-2014-1530 CVE-2014-1531 
                   CVE-2014-1532 
=====================================================================

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 web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1518, CVE-2014-1524, CVE-2014-1529, CVE-2014-1531)

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way Thunderbird resolved hosts in
certain circumstances. An attacker could use this flaw to crash Thunderbird
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1532)

An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way Thunderbird decoded JPEG
images. Loading an email or a web page containing a specially crafted JPEG
image could cause Thunderbird to crash. (CVE-2014-1523)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled browser navigations through
history. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to cause the address bar
of the browser to display a web page name while loading content from an
entirely different web page, which could allow for cross-site scripting
(XSS) attacks. (CVE-2014-1530)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Bobby Holley, Carsten Book, Christoph Diehl, Gary
Kwong, Jan de Mooij, Jesse Ruderman, Nathan Froyd, Christian Holler,
Abhishek Arya, Mariusz Mlynski, moz_bug_r_a4, Nils, Tyson Smith and Jesse
Schwartzentrube 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 24.5.0. 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 24.5.0, 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 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1092657 - CVE-2014-1518 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:24.5) (MFSA 2014-34)
1092660 - CVE-2014-1523 Mozilla: Out of bounds read while decoding JPG images (MFSA-2014-37)
1092663 - CVE-2014-1524 Mozilla: Buffer overflow when using non-XBL object as XBL (MFSA 2014-38)
1092664 - CVE-2014-1529 Mozilla: Privilege escalation through Web Notification API (MFSA 2014-42)
1092666 - CVE-2014-1530 Mozilla: Cross-site scripting (XSS) using history navigations (MFSA 2014-43)
1092668 - CVE-2014-1531 Mozilla: Use-after-free in imgLoader while resizing images (MFSA 2014-44)
1092670 - CVE-2014-1532 Mozilla: Use-after-free in nsHostResolver (MFSA 2014-46)

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-24.5.0-1.el5_10.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el5_10.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el5_10.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el5_10.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el5_10.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el5_10.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el5_10.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el5_10.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el5_10.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.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-24.5.0-1.el6_5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el6_5.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el6_5.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el6_5.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-24.5.0-1.el6_5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el6_5.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el6_5.i686.rpm

ppc64:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el6_5.ppc64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el6_5.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el6_5.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el6_5.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el6_5.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el6_5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el6_5.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el6_5.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-24.5.0-1.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-24.5.0-1.el6_5.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-2014-1518.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1523.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1524.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1529.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1530.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1531.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1532.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/thunderbird.html#thunderbird24.5

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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