Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security bugs are now
available for CentOS Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed
cause Thunderbird to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code
as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868)
Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Thunderbird handled
certain form and cookie data. A malicious web site that is able to set
arbitrary form and cookie data could prevent Thunderbird from
functioning properly. (CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2869)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed certain APOP
authentication requests. By sending certain responses when Thunderbird
attempted to authenticate against an APOP server, a remote attacker could
potentially acquire certain portions of a user's authentication
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed certain web content. A
malicious web page could generate content which could overlay user
interface elements such as the hostname and security indicators, tricking
users into thinking they are visiting a different site. (CVE-2007-2871)
Users of Thunderbird are advised to apply this update, which contains
Thunderbird version 220.127.116.11 that corrects these issues.