openSUSE 10 Security Update : MozillaThunderbird (MozillaThunderbird-3973)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes several security problems in Mozilla Thunderbird

Following security problems were fixed :

- MFSA 2007-18: Crashes with evidence of memory corruption

The usual collection of stability fixes for crashes that
look suspicious but haven't been proven to be

25 were in the browser engine, reported by Mozilla
developers and community members Bernd Mielke, Boris
Zbarsky, David Baron, Daniel Veditz, Jesse Ruderman,
Lukas Loehrer, Martijn Wargers, Mats Palmgren, Olli
Pettay, Paul Nickerson,and Vladimir Sukhoy

7 were in the JavaScript engine reported by Asaf Romano,
Jesse Ruderman, Igor Bukanov (CVE-2007-3735)

- MFSA 2007-19 / CVE-2007-3736: XSS using addEventListener
and setTimeout

moz_bug_r_a4 reported that scripts could be injected
into another site's context by exploiting a timing issue
using addEventLstener or setTimeout.

- MFSA 2007-20 / CVE-2007-3089: frame spoofing

Ronen Zilberman and Michal Zalewski both reported that
it was possible to exploit a timing issue to inject
content into about:blank frames in a page.

- MFSA 2007-21 / CVE-2007-3737: Privilege escalation using
an event handler attached to an element not in the

Reported by moz_bug_r_a4.

- MFSA 2007-22 / CVE-2007-3285: File type confusion due to
%00 in name

Ronald van den Heetkamp reported that a filename URL
containing %00 (encoded null) can cause Firefox to
interpret the file extension differently than the
underlying Windows operating system potentially leading
to unsafe actions such as running a program.

- MFSA 2007-23 / CVE-2007-3670: Remote code execution by
launching Firefox from Internet Explorer

Greg MacManus of iDefense and Billy Rios of Verisign
independently reported that links containing a quote (')
character could be used in Internet Explorer to launch
registered URL Protocol handlers with extra command-line
parameters. Firefox and Thunderbird are among those
which can be launched, and both support a '-chrome'
option that could be used to run malware.

This problem does not affect Linux.

- MFSA 2007-24 / CVE-2007-3656: unauthorized access to
wyciwyg:// documents

Michal Zalewski reported that it was possible to bypass
the same-origin checks and read from cached (wyciwyg)

- MFSA 2007-25 / CVE-2007-3738: XPCNativeWrapper pollution

shutdown and moz_bug_r_a4 reported two separate ways to
modify an XPCNativeWrapper such that subsequent access
by the browser would result in executing user-supplied

Solution :

Update the affected MozillaThunderbird packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27132 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3089

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