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(Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026805|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1026805
CVE-2012-0451, CVE-2012-0455, CVE-2012-0456, CVE-2012-0457, CVE-2012-0458, CVE-2012-0459, CVE-2012-0460, CVE-2012-0461, CVE-2012-0462, CVE-2012-0464
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Date: Mar 14 2012
Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): prior to 11|
Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Mozilla Thunderbird. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.|
A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2012-0461, CVE-2012-0462, CVE-2012-0463, CVE-2012-0464]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
When a parent window spawns and closes a child window that uses the file open dialog, a use-after-free error may occur in 'shlwapi.dll' on 32-bit Windows 7 systems and potentially execute arbitrary code [CVE-2012-0454].
A remote user can can trigger a use-after-free in SVG animation to execute arbitrary code [CVE-2012-0457].
A remote user can trigger an out-of-bounds memory read in SVGFilter to obtain potentially sensitive information [CVE-2012-0456].
A remote user can use a carriage return linefeed injection attacks to introduce new Content Security Policy (CSP) headers and conduct cross-site scripting attacks against sites that have a separate header injection vulnerability [CVE-2012-0451]. Thunderbird 3.1 is not affected by this vulnerability.
A remote user can access keyframe's cssText after dynamic modification to potentially execute arbitrary code [CVE-2012-0459]. Thunderbird 3.1 is not affected by this vulnerability.
A remote user can spoof UI elements via the window.fullScreen API [CVE-2012-0460]. Thunderbird 3.1 are not affected by this vulnerability.
Bob Clary, Christian Holler, Jesse Ruderman, Nils, Michael Bebenita, Dindog, David Anderson, Jeff Walden, Vincenzo Iozzo and Willem Pinckaers (via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative Pwn2Own contest), Masayuki Nakano, Matt Brubeck, Daniel Glazman of Disruptive Innovations, Mariusz Mlynski, Mike Brooks of Sitewatch, Atte Kettunen from OUSPG, Soroush Dalili, and Blair Strang and Scott Bell of Security Assessment reported these vulnerabilities.
A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.|
A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the target site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Red Hat has issued a fix for CVE-2012-0451, CVE-2012-0455, CVE-2012-0456, CVE-2012-0457, CVE-2012-0458, CVE-2012-0459, CVE-2012-0460, CVE-2012-0461, CVE-2012-0462, and CVE-2012-0464.|
The Red Hat advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-19.html (Links to External Site)
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Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)|
This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.|
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Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 07:45:04 +0000|
Subject: [RHSA-2012:0388-01] Critical: thunderbird security update
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Critical: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2012:0388-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0388.html
Issue date: 2012-03-14
CVE Names: CVE-2012-0451 CVE-2012-0455 CVE-2012-0456
CVE-2012-0457 CVE-2012-0458 CVE-2012-0459
CVE-2012-0460 CVE-2012-0461 CVE-2012-0462
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.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
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-2012-0461,
Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain Scalable Vector
Graphics (SVG) image files. An HTML mail message containing a malicious SVG
image file could cause an information leak, or cause Thunderbird to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0456, CVE-2012-0457)
A flaw could allow malicious content to bypass intended restrictions,
possibly leading to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack if a user were
user were tricked into setting such a home page by dragging a link to the
home button, it could cause Firefox to repeatedly crash, eventually leading
to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running
Firefox. A similar flaw was found and fixed in Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0458)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain, remote content
containing "cssText". Malicious, remote content could cause Thunderbird to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0459)
It was found that by using the DOM fullscreen API, untrusted content could
bypass the mozRequestFullscreen security protections. Malicious content
could exploit this API flaw to cause user interface spoofing.
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled content with multiple
Content Security Policy (CSP) headers. This could lead to a cross-site
scripting attack if used in conjunction with a website that has a header
injection flaw. (CVE-2012-0451)
Note: All issues except CVE-2012-0456 and CVE-2012-0457 cannot be exploited
default for mail messages. It could be exploited another way in
Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS
All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 10.0.3 ESR, which corrects these issues. After
installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
803109 - CVE-2012-0461 CVE-2012-0462 CVE-2012-0464 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:11.0/ rv:10.0.3 / rv:18.104.22.168) (MFSA 2012-19)
803111 - CVE-2012-0460 Mozilla: window.fullScreen writeable by untrusted content (MFSA 2012-18)
803112 - CVE-2012-0459 Mozilla: Crash when accessing keyframe cssText after dynamic modification (MFSA 2012-17)
803114 - CVE-2012-0451 Mozilla: XSS with multiple Content Security Policy headers (MFSA 2012-15)
803116 - CVE-2012-0456 CVE-2012-0457 Mozilla: SVG issues found with Address Sanitizer (MFSA 2012-14)
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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