RHEL 5 / 6 : thunderbird (RHSA-2012:0388)
High Nessus Plugin ID 58339
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn updated thunderbird package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed content.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0461, CVE-2012-0462, CVE-2012-0464)
Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image files. An HTML mail message containing a malicious SVG image file could cause an information leak, or cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0456, CVE-2012-0457)
If a user were tricked into setting such a home page by dragging a link to the home button, it could cause Firefox to repeatedly crash, eventually leading to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running Firefox. A similar flaw was found and fixed in Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0458)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain, remote content containing 'cssText'. Malicious, remote content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0459)
It was found that by using the DOM fullscreen API, untrusted content could bypass the mozRequestFullscreen security protections. Malicious content could exploit this API flaw to cause user interface spoofing.
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled content with multiple Content Security Policy (CSP) headers. This could lead to a cross-site scripting attack if used in conjunction with a website that has a header injection flaw. (CVE-2012-0451)
All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 10.0.3 ESR, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.