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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
(Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Cloned XUL DOM Element Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021889
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021889
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0775   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 24 2009
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 trigger a memory management error in the garbage collection process and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A page containing a set of cloned XUL DOM elements that are linked as a parent and child can trigger this vulnerability when the page is reloaded.

Mozilla SeaMonkey is affected.

An anonymous researcher 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-2009-0258.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-08.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.
Mar 5 2009 Mozilla Firefox Cloned XUL DOM Element Access Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2009:0258-01] Moderate: thunderbird security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:0258-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0258.html
Issue date:        2009-03-24
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-0352 CVE-2009-0353 CVE-2009-0355 
                   CVE-2009-0772 CVE-2009-0774 CVE-2009-0775 
                   CVE-2009-0776 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is 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:

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

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-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0774,
CVE-2009-0775)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. An
HTML mail message containing specially-crafted content could potentially
trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2009-0355, CVE-2009-0776)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. None of
the above issues are exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues. All running instances of Thunderbird must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

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/docs/DOC-11259

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

483139 - CVE-2009-0352 Firefox layout crashes with evidence of memory corruption
483141 - CVE-2009-0353 Firefox javascript crashes with evidence of memory corruption
483143 - CVE-2009-0355 Firefox local file stealing with SessionStore
488273 - CVE-2009-0772 Firefox 2 and 3 - Layout engine crashes
488283 - CVE-2009-0774 Firefox 2 and 3 crashes in the JavaScript engine
488287 - CVE-2009-0775 Firefox XUL Linked Clones Double Free Vulnerability
488290 - CVE-2009-0776 Firefox XML data theft via RDFXMLDataSource and cross-domain redirect

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ppc.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.s390.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-1.5.0.12-19.el4.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-19.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-2.0.0.21-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.21-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.21-1.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-2.0.0.21-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.21-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-2.0.0.21-1.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-2009-0352
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0353
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0355
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0772
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0774
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0775
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0776
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 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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