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(Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Stack Overflow in Parsing UTF-8 URLs Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020961
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020961
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0016   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 2 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0.17
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. Mozilla Thunderbird is affected.

A remote user can create a URL with specially crafted UTF-8 characters that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

SeaMonkey is also affected.

Justin Schuh and Tom Cross of the IBM X-Force and Peter Williams of IBM Watson Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a URL that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix for Thunderbird.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0908.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-37.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  4, 5

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Sep 24 2008 Mozilla Firefox Stack Overflow in Parsing UTF-8 URLs Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2008:0908-01] Moderate: thunderbird security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:0908-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0908.html
Issue date:        2008-10-01
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-0016 CVE-2008-3835 CVE-2008-4058 
                   CVE-2008-4059 CVE-2008-4060 CVE-2008-4061 
                   CVE-2008-4062 CVE-2008-4065 CVE-2008-4066 
                   CVE-2008-4067 CVE-2008-4068 CVE-2008-4070 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail content.
An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060,
CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
displayed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could
potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)

A flaw was found in Thunderbird that caused certain characters to be
stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScript
to bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the above
issue is not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the handling of cancelled
newsgroup messages. If the user cancels a specially crafted newsgroup
message it could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-4070)

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

463181 - CVE-2008-0016 Mozilla UTF-8 stack buffer overflow
463182 - CVE-2008-3835 mozilla: nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() same-origin violation
463190 - CVE-2008-4058 Mozilla privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution
463192 - CVE-2008-4059 Mozilla privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution
463198 - CVE-2008-4060 Mozilla privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution
463199 - CVE-2008-4061 Mozilla layout engine crash
463201 - CVE-2008-4062 Mozilla crashes with evidence of memory corruption
463234 - CVE-2008-4065 Mozilla BOM characters stripped from JavaScript before execution
463243 - CVE-2008-4066 Mozilla low surrogates stripped from JavaScript before execution
463246 - CVE-2008-4067 Mozilla resource: traversal vulnerability
463248 - CVE-2008-4068 Mozilla local HTML file recource: bypass
464041 - CVE-2008-4070 Thunderbird cancelled newsgrop messages

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ppc.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.s390.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-16.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.17-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.17-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.17-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0016
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3835
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4058
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4059
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4060
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4061
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4062
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4065
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4066
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4067
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4068
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4070
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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