Red Hat: 2014:0449-01: thunderbird: Important Advisory

    Date29 Apr 2014
    1404
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    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-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 
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    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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