RHEL 4 : thunderbird (RHSA-2006:0611)

High Nessus Plugin ID 22122

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

The Mozilla Foundation has discontinued support for the Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 branch. This update deprecates the Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 branch in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in favor of the supported Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 branch.

This update also resolves a number of outstanding Thunderbird security issues :

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain JavaScript actions. A malicious mail message could execute arbitrary JavaScript instructions with the permissions of 'chrome', allowing the page to steal sensitive information or install browser malware.
(CVE-2006-2776, CVE-2006-2784, CVE-2006-2785, CVE-2006-2787, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3809)

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain mail messages. A malicious web page could crash the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-2779, CVE-2006-2780, CVE-2006-3801, CVE-2006-3677, CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3811)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain JavaScript actions. A malicious mail message could conduct a cross-site scripting attack or steal sensitive information (such as cookies owned by other domains). (CVE-2006-3802, CVE-2006-3810)

A form file upload flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled JavaScript input object mutation. A malicious mail message could upload an arbitrary local file at form submission time without user interaction. (CVE-2006-2782)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Thunderbird called the crypto.signText() JavaScript function. A malicious mail message could crash the browser if the victim had a client certificate loaded.
(CVE-2006-2778)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed Proxy AutoConfig scripts. A malicious Proxy AutoConfig server could execute arbitrary JavaScript instructions with the permissions of 'chrome', allowing the page to steal sensitive information or install client malware.
(CVE-2006-3808)

Note: Please note that JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. The above issues are not exploitable with JavaScript disabled.

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird displayed malformed inline vcard attachments. If a victim viewed an email message containing a carefully crafted vcard it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-2781, CVE-2006-3804)

A cross site scripting flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed Unicode Byte-order-Mark (BOM) markers in UTF-8 mail messages. A malicious web page could execute a script within the browser that a web input sanitizer could miss due to a malformed 'script' tag.
(CVE-2006-2783)

Two HTTP response smuggling flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain invalid HTTP response headers. A malicious website could return specially crafted HTTP response headers which may bypass HTTP proxy restrictions. (CVE-2006-2786)

A double free flaw was found in the way the nsIX509::getRawDER method was called. If a victim visited a carefully crafted web page, it was possible to crash Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-2788)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this update, which contains Thunderbird version 1.5.0.5 that corrects these issues.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2776

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2778

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2779

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2780

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2781

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2782

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2783

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2784

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2785

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2786

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2787

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-2788

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3113

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3677

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3801

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3802

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3803

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3804

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3805

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3806

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3807

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3808

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3809

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3810

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2006-3811

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006:0611

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22122

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0611.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/07/29

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/02

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Mozilla Suite/Firefox Navigator Object Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2776, CVE-2006-2778, CVE-2006-2779, CVE-2006-2780, CVE-2006-2781, CVE-2006-2782, CVE-2006-2783, CVE-2006-2784, CVE-2006-2785, CVE-2006-2786, CVE-2006-2787, CVE-2006-2788, CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3677, CVE-2006-3801, CVE-2006-3802, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3804, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3808, CVE-2006-3809, CVE-2006-3810, CVE-2006-3811

RHSA: 2006:0611

CWE: 20, 94, 119