Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mozilla-thunderbird (MDKSA-2005:174)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Updated Mozilla Thunderbird packages fix various vulnerabilities :

The run-mozilla.sh script, with debugging enabled, would allow local
users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on
temporary files (CVE-2005-2353).

A bug in the way Thunderbird processes XBM images could be used to
execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted XBM image file
(CVE-2005-2701).

A bug in the way Thunderbird handles certain Unicode sequences could
be used to execute arbitrary code via viewing a specially crafted
Unicode sequence (CVE-2005-2702).

A bug in the way Thunderbird makes XMLHttp requests could be abused by
a malicious web page to exploit other proxy or server flaws from the
victim's machine; however, the default behaviour of the browser is to
disallow this (CVE-2005-2703).

A bug in the way Thunderbird implemented its XBL interface could be
abused by a malicious web page to create an XBL binding in such a way
as to allow arbitrary JavaScript execution with chrome permissions
(CVE-2005-2704).

An integer overflow in Thunderbird's JavaScript engine could be
manipulated in certain conditions to allow a malicious web page to
execute arbitrary code (CVE-2005-2705).

A bug in the way Thunderbird displays about: pages could be used to
execute JavaScript with chrome privileges (CVE-2005-2706).

A bug in the way Thunderbird opens new windows could be used by a
malicious web page to construct a new window without any user
interface elements (such as address bar and status bar) that could be
used to potentially mislead the user (CVE-2005-2707).

A bug in the way Thunderbird proceesed URLs on the command line could
be used to execute arbitary commands as the user running Thunderbird;
this could be abused by clicking on a supplied link, such as from an
instant messaging client (CVE-2005-2968).

Tom Ferris reported that Thunderbird would crash when processing a
domain name consisting solely of soft-hyphen characters due to a heap
overflow when IDN processing results in an empty string after removing
non-wrapping chracters, such as soft-hyphens. This could be exploited
to run or or install malware on the user's computer (CVE-2005-2871).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-57.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-58.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-59.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20428 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-174.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2353
CVE-2005-2701
CVE-2005-2702
CVE-2005-2703
CVE-2005-2704
CVE-2005-2705
CVE-2005-2706
CVE-2005-2707
CVE-2005-2871
CVE-2005-2968

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