RHEL 5 / 6 : thunderbird (RHSA-2013:0821)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed content.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-0801, CVE-2013-1674, CVE-2013-1675,
CVE-2013-1676, CVE-2013-1677, CVE-2013-1678, CVE-2013-1679,
CVE-2013-1680, CVE-2013-1681)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled Content Level
Constructors. Malicious content could use this flaw to perform
cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-1670)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Jesse
Ruderman, Timothy Nikkel, Jeff Walden, Nils, Ms2ger, Abhishek Arya,
and Cody Crews 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.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 17.0.6 ESR, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-0801.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1670.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1674.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1675.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1676.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1677.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1678.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1679.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1680.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1681.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0821.html

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo
packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66438 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0801
CVE-2013-1670
CVE-2013-1674
CVE-2013-1675
CVE-2013-1676
CVE-2013-1677
CVE-2013-1678
CVE-2013-1679
CVE-2013-1680
CVE-2013-1681