(Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Bypass Same-Domain Controls, and Spoof URLs
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1024231|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1024231
CVE-2010-1205, CVE-2010-1211, CVE-2010-2753, CVE-2010-2754
(Links to External Site)
Date: Jul 21 2010
Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network|
Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): prior to 3.0.6, 3.1.1|
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 bypass same-site domain controls. A remote user can spoof URLs in the address bar.|
A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2010-1211, CVE-2010-1212, CVE-2010-2752, CVE-2010-2753]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user. Jesse Ruderman, Ehsan Akhgari, Mats Palmgren, Igor Bukanov, Gary Kwong, Tobias Markus, Daniel Holbert, David Anderson, Johnny Stenback, regenrecht via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, J23 via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, moz_bug_r_a4, and OUSPG researcher Aki Helin reported these vulnerabilities.
A remote user can exploit the Web Worker method importScripts to read and parse resources from other domains [CVE-2010-1213]. Yosuke Hasegawa reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can exploit a canvas element to read data from another site [CVE-2010-1207]. Mozilla developer Vladimir Vukicevic reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can use specially crafted 8 bit character encodings to cause certain characters to not be displayed [CVE-2010-1210]. This can be exploited to conduct cross-site scripting and other attacks. O. Andersen reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can trigger script errors where the script filename and line number is included in the error message to obtain potentially sensitive URL parameters from other domains [CVE-2010-2754]. Soroush Dalili reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.|
A remote user can bypass same-site domain controls.
A remote user can spoof URLs in the address bar.
Red Hat has issued a fix for CVE-2010-1205, CVE-2010-1211, CVE-2010-2753, and CVE-2010-2754.|
The Red Hat advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-34.html (Links to External Site)
Access control error, Boundary error, Input validation error, State error|
|Underlying OS: Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)|
|Underlying OS Comments: 5|
This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [RHSA-2010:0545-01] Critical: thunderbird security update|
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Critical: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2010:0545-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0545.html
Issue date: 2010-07-20
CVE Names: CVE-2010-0174 CVE-2010-0175 CVE-2010-0176
CVE-2010-0177 CVE-2010-1197 CVE-2010-1198
CVE-2010-1199 CVE-2010-1200 CVE-2010-1205
CVE-2010-1211 CVE-2010-1214 CVE-2010-2753
An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
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
Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
A memory corruption flaw was found in the way Thunderbird decoded certain
PNG images. An attacker could create a mail message containing a
specially-crafted PNG image that, when opened, could cause Thunderbird to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-1205)
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 with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-0174, CVE-2010-1200, CVE-2010-1211,
An integer overflow flaw was 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 with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-1199)
Several use-after-free flaws were found in Thunderbird. Viewing an HTML
mail message containing malicious content could result in Thunderbird
executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-0175, CVE-2010-0176, CVE-2010-0177)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird plug-ins interact. It was possible
for a plug-in to reference the freed memory from a different plug-in,
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-1198)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled the "Content-Disposition:
attachment" HTTP header when the "Content-Type: multipart" HTTP header was
also present. Loading remote HTTP content that allows arbitrary uploads and
relies on the "Content-Disposition: attachment" HTTP header to prevent
content from being displayed inline, could be used by an attacker to serve
malicious content to users. (CVE-2010-1197)
A same-origin policy bypass flaw was found in Thunderbird. Remote HTML
content could steal private data from different remote HTML content
Thunderbird has loaded. (CVE-2010-2754)
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.
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/):
578147 - CVE-2010-0174 Mozilla crashes with evidence of memory corruption
578149 - CVE-2010-0175 Mozilla remote code execution with use-after-free in nsTreeSelection
578150 - CVE-2010-0176 Mozilla Dangling pointer vulnerability in nsTreeContentView
578152 - CVE-2010-0177 Mozilla Dangling pointer vulnerability in nsPluginArray
590804 - CVE-2010-1200 Mozilla Crashes with evidence of memory corruption
590828 - CVE-2010-1198 Mozilla Freed object reuse across plugin instances
590833 - CVE-2010-1199 Mozilla Integer Overflow in XSLT Node Sorting
590850 - CVE-2010-1197 Mozilla Content-Disposition: attachment ignored if Content-Type: multipart also present
608238 - CVE-2010-1205 libpng: out-of-bounds memory write
615455 - CVE-2010-1211 Mozilla miscellaneous memory safety hazards
615462 - CVE-2010-1214 Mozilla Plugin parameter EnsureCachedAttrParamArrays remote code execution vulnerability
615466 - CVE-2010-2753 Mozilla nsTreeSelection dangling pointer remote code execution vulnerability
615488 - CVE-2010-2754 Mozilla Cross-origin data leakage from script filename in error messages
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):
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The Red Hat security contact is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2010 Red Hat, Inc.
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