Oracle Linux 6 : thunderbird (ELSA-2012-1483)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 68660

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:1483 :

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 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.
(CVE-2012-4202)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird decoded the HZ-GB-2312 character encoding. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to run JavaScript code with the permissions of different content.
(CVE-2012-4207)

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.

Note: All issues except CVE-2012-4202 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 10.0.11 ESR, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-November/003144.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 68660

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-1483.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/07/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4201, CVE-2012-4202, CVE-2012-4207, CVE-2012-4209, 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-2012-5841, CVE-2012-5842

BID: 56607

RHSA: 2012:1483