openSUSE Security Update : MozillaThunderbird (MozillaThunderbird-401)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 39895

Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The Mozilla Thunderbird E-Mail client was updated to version 2.0.0.19.

The following security issues were fixed :

MFSA 2008-68 / CVE-2008-5512 / CVE-2008-5511: Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that an XBL binding, when attached to an unloaded document, can be used to violate the same-origin policy and execute arbitrary JavaScript within the context of a different website. moz_bug_r_a4 also reported two vulnerabilities by which page content can pollute XPCNativeWrappers and run arbitary JavaScript with chrome priviliges. Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. Workaround Disable JavaScript until a version containing these fixes can be installed.

MFSA 2008-67 / CVE-2008-5510: Kojima Hajime reported that unlike literal null characters which were handled correctly, the escaped form '\0' was ignored by the CSS parser and treated as if it was not present in the CSS input string. This issue could potentially be used to bypass script sanitization routines in web applications. The severity of this issue was determined to be low.

MFSA 2008-66 / CVE-2008-5508: Perl developer Chip Salzenberg reported that certain control characters, when placed at the beginning of a URL, would lead to incorrect parsing resulting in a malformed URL being output by the parser. IBM researchers Justin Schuh, Tom Cross, and Peter William also reported a related symptom as part of their research that resulted in MFSA 2008-37. There was no direct security impact from this issue and its effect was limited to the improper rendering of hyperlinks containing specific characters. The severity of this issue was determined to be low.

MFSA 2008-65 / CVE-2008-5507: Google security researcher Chris Evans reported that a website could access a limited amount of data from a different domain by loading a same-domain JavaScript URL which redirects to an off-domain target resource containing data which is not parsable as JavaScript. Upon attempting to load the data as JavaScript a syntax error is generated that can reveal some of the file context via the window.onerror DOM API. This issue could be used by a malicious website to steal private data from users who are authenticated on the redirected website. How much data could be at risk would depend on the format of the data and how the JavaScript parser attempts to interpret it. For most files the amount of data that can be recovered would be limited to the first word or two. Some data files might allow deeper probing with repeated loads. Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail.
Workaround Disable JavaScript until a version containing these fixes can be installed.

MFSA 2008-64 / CVE-2008-5506: Marius Schilder of Google Security reported that when a XMLHttpRequest is made to a same-origin resource which 302 redirects to a resource in a different domain, the response from the cross-domain resource is readable by the site issuing the XHR. Cookies marked HttpOnly were not readable, but other potentially sensitive data could be revealed in the XHR response including URL parameters and content in the response body. Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. Workaround Disable JavaScript until a version containing these fixes can be installed.

MFSA 2008-61 / CVE-2008-5503: Mozilla developer Boris Zbarsky reported that XBL bindings could be used to read data from other domains, a violation of the same-origin policy. The severity of this issue was determined to be moderate due to several mitigating factors: The target document requires a <bindingsi> element in the XBL namespace in order to be read. The reader of the data needs to know the id attribute of the binding being read in advance. It is unlikely that web services will expose private data in the manner described above.
Firefox 3 is not affected by this issue. Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. Workaround Products built from the Mozilla 1.9.0 branch and later, Firefox 3 for example, are not affected by this issue. Upgrading to one of these products is a reliable workaround for this particular issue and it is also Mozilla's recommendation that the most current version of any Mozilla product be used. Alternatively, you can disable JavaScript until a version containing these fixes can be installed.

MFSA 2008-60 / CVE-2008-5500: Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes 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. Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail. Without further investigation we cannot rule out the possibility that for some of these an attacker might be able to prepare memory for exploitation through some means other than JavaScript such as large images. Workaround Disable JavaScript until a version containing these fixes can be installed.

Solution

Update the affected MozillaThunderbird packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=455804

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 39895

File Name: suse_11_0_MozillaThunderbird-090108.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-translations, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507, CVE-2008-5508, CVE-2008-5510, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512

CWE: 20, 79, 200, 264, 399