RHEL 5 / 6 : thunderbird (RHSA-2012:1211)

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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An 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-2012-1970, CVE-2012-1972, CVE-2012-1973, CVE-2012-1974, CVE-2012-1975, CVE-2012-1976, CVE-2012-3956, CVE-2012-3957, CVE-2012-3958, CVE-2012-3959, CVE-2012-3960, CVE-2012-3961, CVE-2012-3962, CVE-2012-3963, CVE-2012-3964)

Content containing a malicious Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image file could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2012-3969, CVE-2012-3970)

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird rendered certain images using WebGL. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-3967, CVE-2012-3968)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird decoded embedded bitmap images in Icon Format (ICO) files. Content containing a malicious ICO file could cause Thunderbird to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-3966)

A flaw was found in the way the 'eval' command was handled by the Thunderbird Error Console. Running 'eval' in the Error Console while viewing malicious content could possibly cause Thunderbird to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2012-3980)

An out-of-bounds memory read flaw was found in the way Thunderbird used the format-number feature of XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations). Malicious content could possibly cause an information leak, or cause Thunderbird to crash. (CVE-2012-3972)

A flaw was found in the location object implementation in Thunderbird.
Malicious content could use this flaw to possibly allow restricted content to be loaded. (CVE-2012-3978)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Gary Kwong, Christian Holler, Jesse Ruderman, John Schoenick, Vladimir Vukicevic, Daniel Holbert, Abhishek Arya, Frederic Hoguin, miaubiz, Arthur Gerkis, Nicolas Gregoire, moz_bug_r_a4, and Colby Russell as the original reporters of these issues.

Note: All issues except CVE-2012-3969 and CVE-2012-3970 cannot be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 10.0.7 ESR, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012:1211

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3978

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3972

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3970

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3957

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3956

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3959

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3958

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1975

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1974

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1976

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1970

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1973

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1972

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3968

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3969

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3980

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3960

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3961

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3962

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3963

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3964

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3966

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-3967

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61705

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1211.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/29/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.3

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/29/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/29/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1970, CVE-2012-1972, CVE-2012-1973, CVE-2012-1974, CVE-2012-1975, CVE-2012-1976, CVE-2012-3956, CVE-2012-3957, CVE-2012-3958, CVE-2012-3959, CVE-2012-3960, CVE-2012-3961, CVE-2012-3962, CVE-2012-3963, CVE-2012-3964, CVE-2012-3966, CVE-2012-3967, CVE-2012-3968, CVE-2012-3969, CVE-2012-3970, CVE-2012-3972, CVE-2012-3978, CVE-2012-3980

RHSA: 2012:1211