Fedora Core 3 : thunderbird-1.0.7-1.1.fc3 (2005-962)
High Nessus Plugin ID 19883
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated thunderbird package that fixes various bugs is now available for Fedora Core 3.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Fedora Security Response Team.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
A bug was found in the way Thunderbird processes certain international domain names. An attacker could create a specially crafted HTML file, which when viewed by the victim would cause Thunderbird to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2871 to this issue.
A bug was found in the way Thunderbird processes certain Unicode sequences. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird if the user views a specially crafted Unicode sequence. (CVE-2005-2702)
A bug was found in the way Thunderbird makes XMLHttp requests. It is possible that a malicious web page could leverage this flaw to exploit other proxy or server flaws from the victim's machine. It is also possible that this flaw could be leveraged to send XMLHttp requests to hosts other than the originator; the default behavior of the browser is to disallow this. (CVE-2005-2703)
A bug was found in the way Thunderbird implemented its XBL interface.
Under favorable conditions, it may be possible for a malicious mail message to execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
A bug was found in the way Thunderbird opens new windows. It is possible for a malicious website to construct a new window without any user interface components, such as the address bar and the status bar.
This window could then be used to mislead the user for malicious purposes. (CVE-2005-2707)
A bug was found in the way Thunderbird processes URLs passed to it on the command line. If a user passes a malformed URL to Thunderbird, such as clicking on a link in an instant messaging program, it is possible to execute arbitrary commands as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2005-2968)
Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package that contains Thunderbird version 1.0.7 and is not vulnerable to these issues.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.