CentOS Update for thunderbird CESA-2012:0388 centos5

Published: 2012-07-30 10:54:37
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'thunderbird' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Affected Versions:
thunderbird on CentOS 5

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Technical Details:
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-2012-0461, CVE-2012-0462, CVE-2012-0464) Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image files. An HTML mail message containing a malicious SVG image file could cause an information leak, or cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0456, CVE-2012-0457) A flaw could allow malicious content to bypass intended restrictions, possibly leading to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack if a user were tricked into dropping a 'javascript:' link onto a frame. (CVE-2012-0455) It was found that the home page could be set to a 'javascript:' link. If a user were tricked into setting such a home page by dragging a link to the home button, it could cause Firefox to repeatedly crash, eventually leading to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running Firefox. A similar flaw was found and fixed in Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0458) A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain, remote content containing 'cssText'. Malicious, remote content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0459) It was found that by using the DOM fullscreen API, untrusted content could bypass the mozRequestFullscreen security protections. Malicious content could exploit this API flaw to cause user interface spoofing. (CVE-2012-0460) A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled content with multiple Content Security Policy (CSP) headers. This could lead to a cross-site scripting attack if used in conjunction with a website that has a header injection flaw. (CVE-2012-0451) Note: All issues except CVE-2012-0456 and CVE-2012-0457 cannot be exploited by a specially-crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. It could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed. All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated Linux Distribution Package, which contains Thunderbird version 10.0.3 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




CVSS Score
CentOS Local Security Checks

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