RedHat: Moderate: thunderbird security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated thunderbird packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. 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-2008:0224-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0224.html
Issue date:        2008-04-30
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-1380 
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1. Summary:

Updated thunderbird packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A flaw was found in the processing of malformed JavaScript content. An HTML
mail message containing such malicious content could cause Thunderbird to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-1380)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the above
issue is not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use 
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

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

440518 - CVE-2008-1380 Firefox JavaScript garbage collection crash

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.ppc.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.s390.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-11.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-11.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-12.el5_1.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-12.el5_1.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-12.el5_1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-12.el5_1.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-12.el5_1.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-12.el5_1.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-12.el5_1.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-12.el5_1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-12.el5_1.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-12.el5_1.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=CVE-2008-1380
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

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

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