Oracle Linux 4 : thunderbird (ELSA-2006-0735 / ELSA-2006-0677 / ELBA-2006-0624 / ELSA-2006-0611)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 67424

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this update, which contains Thunderbird version 1.5.0.8 that corrects these issues.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0735 :

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processes certain malformed Javascript code. A malicious HTML mail message could cause the execution of Javascript code in such a way that could cause Thunderbird to crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-5463, CVE-2006-5747, CVE-2006-5748)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird renders HTML mail messages. A malicious HTML mail message could cause the mail client to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-5464)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird verifies RSA signatures. For RSA keys with exponent 3 it is possible for an attacker to forge a signature that would be incorrectly verified by the NSS library. Thunderbird as shipped trusts several root Certificate Authorities that use exponent 3. An attacker could have created a carefully crafted SSL certificate which would be incorrectly trusted when their site was visited by a victim. This flaw was previously thought to be fixed in Thunderbird 1.5.0.7, however Ulrich Kuehn discovered the fix was incomplete (CVE-2006-5462)


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0677 :

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain regular expressions. A malicious HTML email could cause a crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-4565, CVE-2006-4566)

A flaw was found in the Thunderbird auto-update verification system. An attacker who has the ability to spoof a victim's DNS could get Firefox to download and install malicious code. In order to exploit this issue an attacker would also need to get a victim to previously accept an unverifiable certificate. (CVE-2006-4567)

A flaw was found in the handling of Javascript timed events. A malicious HTML email could crash the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-4253)

Daniel Bleichenbacher recently described an implementation error in RSA signature verification. For RSA keys with exponent 3 it is possible for an attacker to forge a signature that which would be incorrectly verified by the NSS library. (CVE-2006-4340)

A flaw was found in Thunderbird that triggered when a HTML message contained a remote image pointing to a XBL script. An attacker could have created a carefully crafted message which would execute Javascript if certain actions were performed on the email by the recipient, even if Javascript was disabled. (CVE-2006-4570)

A number of flaws were found in Thunderbird. A malicious HTML email could cause a crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-4571)


From Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory 2006:0624 :

A problem was found in Thunderbird where starting the application from a graphical launcher (such as a menu item) did not work.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0611 :

The Mozilla Foundation has discontinued support for the Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 branch. This update deprecates the Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 branch in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in favor of the supported Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 branch.

This update also resolves a number of outstanding Thunderbird security issues :

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain javascript actions. A malicious mail message could execute arbitrary javascript instructions with the permissions of 'chrome', allowing the page to steal sensitive information or install browser malware. (CVE-2006-2776, CVE-2006-2784, CVE-2006-2785, CVE-2006-2787, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3809)

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain mail messages. A malicious web page could crash the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-2779, CVE-2006-2780, CVE-2006-3801, CVE-2006-3677, CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3811)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain javascript actions. A malicious mail message could conduct a cross-site scripting attack or steal sensitive information (such as cookies owned by other domains). (CVE-2006-3802, CVE-2006-3810)

A form file upload flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled javascript input object mutation. A malicious mail message could upload an arbitrary local file at form submission time without user interaction. (CVE-2006-2782)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Thunderbird called the crypto.signText() javascript function. A malicious mail message could crash the browser if the victim had a client certificate loaded. (CVE-2006-2778)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed Proxy AutoConfig scripts. A malicious Proxy AutoConfig server could execute arbitrary javascript instructions with the permissions of 'chrome', allowing the page to steal sensitive information or install client malware. (CVE-2006-3808)

Note: Please note that JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. The above issues are not exploitable with JavaScript disabled.

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird displayed malformed inline vcard attachments. If a victim viewed an email message containing a carefully crafted vcard it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-2781, CVE-2006-3804)

A cross site scripting flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed Unicode Byte-order-Mark (BOM) markers in UTF-8 mail messages. A malicious web page could execute a script within the browser that a web input sanitizer could miss due to a malformed 'script' tag. (CVE-2006-2783)

Two HTTP response smuggling flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain invalid HTTP response headers. A malicious web site could return specially crafted HTTP response headers which may bypass HTTP proxy restrictions. (CVE-2006-2786)

A double free flaw was found in the way the nsIX509::getRawDER method was called. If a victim visited a carefully crafted web page, it was possible to crash Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-2788)

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2006-December/000025.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 67424

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2006-0735.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/01

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Mozilla Suite/Firefox Navigator Object Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2776, CVE-2006-2778, CVE-2006-2779, CVE-2006-2780, CVE-2006-2781, CVE-2006-2782, CVE-2006-2783, CVE-2006-2784, CVE-2006-2785, CVE-2006-2786, CVE-2006-2787, CVE-2006-2788, CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3677, CVE-2006-3801, CVE-2006-3802, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3804, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3808, CVE-2006-3809, CVE-2006-3810, CVE-2006-3811, CVE-2006-4253, CVE-2006-4340, CVE-2006-4565, CVE-2006-4566, CVE-2006-4567, CVE-2006-4570, CVE-2006-4571, CVE-2006-5462, CVE-2006-5463, CVE-2006-5464, CVE-2006-5747, CVE-2006-5748

BID: 19849