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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
(Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox nsFrameManager Memory Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021256
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021256
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5021   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 20 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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 specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will modify certain properties of a file input element before the element is initialized to access uninitialized memory and potentially execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

SeaMonkey and Thunderbird are also affected.

ling and wushi of team509 reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML 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, which is affected by this vulnerability.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0976.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2008/mfsa2008-55.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control 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.
Nov 13 2008 Mozilla Firefox nsFrameManager Memory Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2008:0976-01] Moderate: thunderbird security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:0976-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0976.html
Issue date:        2008-11-19
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-5014 CVE-2008-5016 CVE-2008-5017 
                   CVE-2008-5018 CVE-2008-5021 CVE-2008-5012 
                   CVE-2008-5022 CVE-2008-5024 
=====================================================================

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-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018,
CVE-2008-5021)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
processed. An HTML mail message containing specially-crafted content could
potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024)

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/):

470864 - CVE-2008-5012 Mozilla Image stealing via canvas and HTTP redirect
470873 - CVE-2008-5014 Mozilla crash and remote code execution via __proto__ tampering
470881 - CVE-2008-5016 Mozilla crash with evidence of memory corruption
470883 - CVE-2008-5017 Mozilla crash with evidence of memory corruption
470884 - CVE-2008-5018 Mozilla crash with evidence of memory corruption
470894 - CVE-2008-5021 Mozilla crash and remote code execution in nsFrameManager
470895 - CVE-2008-5022 Mozilla nsXMLHttpRequest::NotifyEventListeners() same-origin violation
470902 - CVE-2008-5024 Mozilla parsing error in E4X default namespace

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ppc.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.s390.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-17.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-17.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-2.0.0.18-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.18-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.18-1.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-2.0.0.18-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.18-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.18-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.18-1.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-2008-5014
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5016
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5017
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5018
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5021
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5012
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5022
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5024

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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