(Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Spoof URLs
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1029276|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1029276
CVE-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5595, CVE-2013-5597, CVE-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602, CVE-2013-5604
(Links to External Site)
Date: Oct 30 2013
Disclosure of system information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): prior to 24.1|
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 spoof URLs.|
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-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5591, CVE-2013-5592].
A remote user can create arbitrary HTML within '<select>' elements in arbitrary locations to spoof the displayed URL address bar [CVE-2013-5593].
A remote user can trigger a race condition in nsDocLoader::doStopDocumentLoad() in object processing on extremely large pages to potentially execute arbitrary code [CVE-2013-5596].
A remote user can trigger a use-after-free in updating the offline cache to potentially execute arbitrary code [CVE-2013-5597].
A remote user can trigger a use after free in nsIPresShell::GetPresContext() to potentially execute arbitrary code [CVE-2013-5599].
A remote user can trigger a use after free in nsIOService::NewChannelFromURIWithProxyFlags() to potentially execute arbitrary code [CVE-2013-5600].
A remote user can trigger a use after free in nsEventListenerManager::SetEventHandler() to potentially execute arbitrary code [CVE-2013-5601].
A remote user can trigger a use-after-free in nsContentUtils::ContentIsHostIncludingDescendantOf() in the processing of HTML document templates to potentially execute arbitrary code [CVE-2013-5603].
A remote user can trigger a stack overflow in txXPathNodeUtils::getBaseURI() to potentially execute arbitrary code [CVE-2013-5604].
Jesse Ruderman, Christoph Diehl, Vladimir Vukicevic, Gary Kwong, Kannan Vijayan, Jordi Chancel, Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of the Google Chrome Security Team, Dan Gohman of Google, Ezra Pool, Byoungyoung Lee of Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), and Nils 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 spoof URLs.
Red Hat has issued a fix for CVE-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5595, CVE-2013-5597, CVE-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602, and CVE-2013-5604.|
The Red Hat advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-93.html (Links to External Site)
Access control error, Boundary error|
|Underlying OS: Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)|
|Underlying OS Comments: 5, 6|
This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [RHSA-2013:1480-01] Important: thunderbird security update|
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1480-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1480.html
Issue date: 2013-10-30
CVE Names: CVE-2013-5590 CVE-2013-5595 CVE-2013-5597
CVE-2013-5599 CVE-2013-5600 CVE-2013-5601
An updated thunderbird package that fixes several 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
important 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:
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-2013-5590,
CVE-2013-5597, CVE-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602)
memory for certain functions. An attacker could combine this flaw with
other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5595)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain Extensible
Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) files. An attacker could combine
this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5604)
Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Jesse Ruderman, Christoph Diehl, Dan Gohman,
Byoungyoung Lee, Nils, and Abhishek Arya as the original reporters of these
Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially-crafted
They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when
viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.
For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security
advisories for Thunderbird 17.0.10 ESR. You can find a link to the Mozilla
advisories in the References section of this erratum.
All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 17.0.10 ESR, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes
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/):
1023835 - CVE-2013-5590 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:17.0.10) (MFSA 2013-93)
1023841 - CVE-2013-5597 Mozilla: Use-after-free when updating offline cache (MFSA 2013-98)
1023843 - CVE-2013-5599 CVE-2013-5600 CVE-2013-5601 Mozilla: Miscellaneous use-after-free issues found through ASAN fuzzing (MFSA 2013-100)
1023844 - CVE-2013-5602 Mozilla: Memory corruption in workers (MFSA 2013-101)
1023863 - CVE-2013-5604 Mozilla: Access violation with XSLT and uninitialized data (MFSA 2013-95)
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):
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 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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