RHEL 5 / 6 : thunderbird (RHSA-2013:0821)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 66438

Synopsis

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

Description

An 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 important 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-2013-0801, CVE-2013-1674, CVE-2013-1675, CVE-2013-1676, CVE-2013-1677, CVE-2013-1678, CVE-2013-1679, CVE-2013-1680, CVE-2013-1681)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled Content Level Constructors. Malicious content could use this flaw to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-1670)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Jesse Ruderman, Timothy Nikkel, Jeff Walden, Nils, Ms2ger, Abhishek Arya, and Cody Crews as the original reporters of these issues.

Note: All of the above issues 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 17.0.6 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-2013:0821

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-1675

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-1674

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-1677

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-1676

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-1670

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-1680

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-1681

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-1679

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-1678

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2013-0801

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 66438

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0821.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/15

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:5.9, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.4

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: 2013/05/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0801, CVE-2013-1670, CVE-2013-1674, CVE-2013-1675, CVE-2013-1676, CVE-2013-1677, CVE-2013-1678, CVE-2013-1679, CVE-2013-1680, CVE-2013-1681

RHSA: 2013:0821