RedHat: Moderate: thunderbird security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated Thunderbird package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:094-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-094.html
Issue date:        2005-02-15
Updated on:        2005-02-15
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0149
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1. Summary:

An updated Thunderbird package that fixes a security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled cookies when loading content
over HTTP regardless of the user's preference. It is possible that a
particular user could be tracked through the use of malicious mail messages
which load content over HTTP. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0149 to this issue.

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains Thunderbird version 1.0 and is not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

146315 - CAN-2005-0149 Mail responds to cookie requests

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.src.rpm
76e18155389b33fd9c0134b91a07978b  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.src.rpm

i386:
bd342e4fbb3831a9919e7250aededa48  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.i386.rpm

ia64:
da564a7723608a34e4c8328cc253f3fc  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
fa2c446956ad7c6c57e87ff8c7d41ce3  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.ppc.rpm

s390:
023f47ebde9e7571489d9f1dd7432b2a  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.s390.rpm

s390x:
ea1f170d8da068229c12743e3d141fa7  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
41dd86a3c4d963a0f0cef43479eda4f2  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.src.rpm
76e18155389b33fd9c0134b91a07978b  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.src.rpm

i386:
bd342e4fbb3831a9919e7250aededa48  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
41dd86a3c4d963a0f0cef43479eda4f2  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.src.rpm
76e18155389b33fd9c0134b91a07978b  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.src.rpm

i386:
bd342e4fbb3831a9919e7250aededa48  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.i386.rpm

ia64:
da564a7723608a34e4c8328cc253f3fc  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
41dd86a3c4d963a0f0cef43479eda4f2  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.src.rpm
76e18155389b33fd9c0134b91a07978b  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.src.rpm

i386:
bd342e4fbb3831a9919e7250aededa48  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.i386.rpm

ia64:
da564a7723608a34e4c8328cc253f3fc  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
41dd86a3c4d963a0f0cef43479eda4f2  thunderbird-1.0-1.1.EL4.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://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0149

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.