Date:         Wed, 1 Oct 2008 15:29:55 -0500
Reply-To:     Troy Dawson 
Sender:       Security Errata for Scientific Linux
              
From:         Troy Dawson 
Subject:      Security ERRATA for thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Comments: To: "scientific-linux-errata@fnal.gov"
          

Synopsis:	Moderate: thunderbird security update
Issue date:	2008-10-01
CVE Names:	CVE-2008-0016 CVE-2008-3835 CVE-2008-4058
                   CVE-2008-4059 CVE-2008-4060 CVE-2008-4061
                   CVE-2008-4062 CVE-2008-4065 CVE-2008-4066
                   CVE-2008-4067 CVE-2008-4068 CVE-2008-4070


Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail content.
An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060,
CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
displayed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could
potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)

A flaw was found in Thunderbird that caused certain characters to be
stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScript
to bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066)

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

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the handling of cancelled
newsgroup messages. If the user cancels a specially crafted newsgroup
message it could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-4070)

Note2: On SL4 this updates fixes the bug that when a URL link is clicked, 
firefox wouldn't start.  Firefox now starts when a URL link is clicked.

SL 4.x

     SRPMS:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm
     i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
     x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

SL 5.x

     SRPMS:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.src.rpm
     i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm
     x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

-Connie Sieh
-Troy Dawson

SciLinux: CVE-2008-0016 thunderbird SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Moderate: thunderbird security update

Summary

Date:         Wed, 1 Oct 2008 15:29:55 -0500Reply-To:     Troy Dawson Sender:       Security Errata for Scientific Linux              From:         Troy Dawson Subject:      Security ERRATA for thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64Comments: To: "scientific-linux-errata@fnal.gov"          Synopsis:	Moderate: thunderbird security updateIssue date:	2008-10-01CVE Names:	CVE-2008-0016 CVE-2008-3835 CVE-2008-4058                   CVE-2008-4059 CVE-2008-4060 CVE-2008-4061                   CVE-2008-4062 CVE-2008-4065 CVE-2008-4066                   CVE-2008-4067 CVE-2008-4068 CVE-2008-4070Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail content.An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbirdto crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user runningThunderbird. (CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060,CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content wasdisplayed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content couldpotentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitiveinformation. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)A flaw was found in Thunderbird that caused certain characters to bestripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScriptto bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066)Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the aboveissue is not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the handling of cancellednewsgroup messages. If the user cancels a specially crafted newsgroupmessage it could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, executearbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-4070)Note2: On SL4 this updates fixes the bug that when a URL link is clicked, firefox wouldn't start.  Firefox now starts when a URL link is clicked.SL 4.x     SRPMS:thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm     i386:thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm     x86_64:thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpmSL 5.x     SRPMS:thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.src.rpm     i386:thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm     x86_64:thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.x86_64.rpm-Connie Sieh-Troy Dawson



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