openSUSE Security Update : MozillaThunderbird (openSUSE-SU-2011:0935-2)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Mozilla Thunderbird was updated to 3.1.12 fixing various bugs and
security issues :

Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2011-32 (MFSA 2011-32)

Many of the issues listed below are not exploitable through mail since
JavaScript is disabled by default in Thunderbird. These particular
issues may be triggered while viewing RSS feeds and displaying full
remote content rather than the feed summary. Addons that expose
browser functionality may also enable such issues to be exploited.

- Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:

Mozilla developers and community members identified and
fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine
used in Thunderbird 3.1 and other Mozilla-based
products. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory
corruption under certain circumstances, and we presume
that with enough effort at least some of these could be
exploited to run arbitrary code.

Gary Kwong, Igor Bukanov, Nils and Bob Clary reported
memory safety issues which affected Thunderbird 3.1.

- Crash in SVGTextElement.getCharNumAtPosition()

Security researcher regenrecht reported via
TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that a SVG text
manipulation routine contained a dangling pointer
vulnerability. (CVE-2011-0084)

- Privilege escalation using event handlers

Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a_4 reported a
vulnerability in event management code that would permit
JavaScript to be run in the wrong context, including
that of a different website or potentially in a
chrome-privileged context. (CVE-2011-2981)

- Dangling pointer vulnerability in appendChild

Security researcher regenrecht reported via
TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that appendChild did
not correctly account for DOM objects it operated upon
and could be exploited to dereference an invalid
pointer. (CVE-2011-2378)

- Privilege escalation dropping a tab element in content

Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that
web content could receive chrome privileges if it
registered for drop events and a browser tab element was
dropped into the content area. (CVE-2011-2984)

- Binary planting vulnerability in ThinkPadSensor::Startup

Security researcher Mitja Kolsek of Acros Security
reported that ThinkPadSensor::Startup could potentially
be exploited to load a malicious DLL into the running
process. (CVE-2011-2980)

- Private data leakage using RegExp.input

Security researcher shutdown reported that data from
other domains could be read when RegExp.input was set.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected MozillaThunderbird packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75666 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0084

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