RHEL 5 / 6 : thunderbird (RHSA-2012:1483)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 62981
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn updated thunderbird package that fixes several 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-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5830, CVE-2012-5833, CVE-2012-5835, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840, CVE-2012-5842)
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) images. Content containing a malicious GIF image could cause Thunderbird to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
A flaw was found in the location object implementation in Thunderbird.
Malicious content could possibly use this flaw to allow restricted content to be loaded by plug-ins. (CVE-2012-4209)
A flaw was found in the way cross-origin wrappers were implemented.
Malicious content could use this flaw to perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-5841)
A flaw was found in the evalInSandbox implementation in Thunderbird.
Malicious content could use this flaw to perform cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2012-4201)
Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Abhishek Arya, miaubiz, Jesse Ruderman, Andrew McCreight, Bob Clary, Kyle Huey, Atte Kettunen, Masato Kinugawa, Mariusz Mlynski, Bobby Holley, and moz_bug_r_a4 as the original reporters of these issues.
All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 10.0.11 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.