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(Red Hat Issues Fix for Mozilla Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Bypass Security Restrictions, Determine File Paths, and Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036932
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036932
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-5257   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 3 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can cause the target application to crash. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system. Mozilla Thunderbird is affected.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A heap overflow may occur in nsCaseTransformTextRunFactory::TransformString() [CVE-2016-5270].

An invalid cast may occur in nsImageGeometryMixin() [CVE-2016-5272].

A use-after-free memory error may occur in mozilla::a11y::DocAccessible::ProcessInvalidationList() [CVE-2016-5276].

A use-after-free memory error may occur in nsFrameManager::CaptureFrameState() [CVE-2016-5274].

A use-after-free memory error may occur in nsRefreshDriver::Tick() [CVE-2016-5277].

A buffer overflow may occur in mozilla::gfx::FilterSupport::ComputeSourceNeededRegions() [CVE-2016-5275].

A buffer overflow may occur in nsBMPEncoder::AddImageFrame() [CVE-2016-5278].

A use-after-free memory error may occur in mozilla::nsTextNodeDirectionalityMap::RemoveElementFromMap() [CVE-2016-5280].

A use-after-free memory error may occur in DOMSVGLength() [CVE-2016-5281].

Various other errors may occur [CVE-2016-5256, CVE-2016-5257].

A remote user can cause the target user's application to crash.

An out-of-bounds memory read error may occur in mozilla::net::IsValidReferrerPolicy() [CVE-2016-2827].

An error may occur in mozilla::a11y::HyperTextAccessible::GetChildOffset() [CVE-2016-5273].

A remote user can view potentially sensitive information on the target system.

An out-of-bounds read error may occur in PropertyProvider::GetSpacingInternal() [CVE-2016-5271].

A full path disclosure may occur after a drag and drop operation [CVE-2016-5279].

A favicon can be loaded via non-whiletlisted protocols [CVE-2016-5282].

A cross-origin 'iframe src' tag fragment timing attack may disclose data [CVE-2016-5283].

Certificate pinning for add-on updates is not effective [CVE-2016-5284]. A remote user with an incorrectly issued certificate for a Mozilla web site can send arbitrary add-on updates to the target user. Users that have installed add-ons are affected.

Atte Kettunen, Abhishek Arya, Nils, Rafael Gieschke, Mei Wang, Brian Carpenter, Richard Newman, Gavin Sharp, Ryan Duff, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Gary Kwong, Nathan Froyd, Honza Bambas, Seth Fowler, Michael Smith, Andrew McCreight, Dan Minor, Byron Campen, Jon Coppeard, Steve Fink, Tyson Smith, Philipp, and Carsten Book reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   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 cause the target application to crash.

A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix for CVE-2016-5257 for Mozilla Thunderbird.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1985.html

Vendor URL:  rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1985.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  5, 6, 7

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Sep 21 2016 Mozilla Firefox Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Bypass Security Restrictions, Determine File Paths, and Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2016:1985-01] Important: thunderbird security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2016:1985-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1985.html
Issue date:        2016-10-03
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-5257 
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1. Summary:

An update for thunderbird is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7) - x86_64
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 Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7) - ppc64le, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - x86_64

3. Description:

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

This update upgrades Thunderbird to version 45.4.0.

Security Fix(es):

* Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A
web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-5257)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Christoph Diehl, Andrew McCreight, Dan Minor, Byron
Campen, Jon Coppeard, Steve Fink, Tyson Smith, Philipp and Carsten Book as
the original reporters.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

All running instances of Thunderbird must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

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

1377543 - CVE-2016-5257 Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox ESR 45.4 (MFSA 2016-85, MFSA 2016-86)

6. Package List:

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

Source:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el5_11.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el5_11.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el5_11.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el5_11.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

Source:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el5_11.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el5_11.i386.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el5_11.i386.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el5_11.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el6_8.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el6_8.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):

Source:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el6_8.i686.rpm

ppc64:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.ppc64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el6_8.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.s390x.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el6_8.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el6_8.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.src.rpm

i386:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.i686.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el6_8.i686.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el6_8.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el6_8.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7):

Source:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el7_2.src.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el7_2.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el7_2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7):

Source:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el7_2.src.rpm

ppc64le:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el7_2.ppc64le.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el7_2.ppc64le.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el7_2.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el7_2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7):

Source:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el7_2.src.rpm

x86_64:
thunderbird-45.4.0-1.el7_2.x86_64.rpm
thunderbird-debuginfo-45.4.0-1.el7_2.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://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5257
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/thunderbird/#thunderbird45.4

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2016 Red Hat, Inc.
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