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RHSA-2008:0908: thunderbird security update

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RHSA-2008:0908: thunderbird security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/27/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/22/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail content.An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbirdto crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user runningThunderbird. (CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060,CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content wasdisplayed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content couldpotentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitiveinformation. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)A flaw was found in Thunderbird that caused certain characters to bestripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScriptto bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066)Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the aboveissue is not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the handling of cancellednewsgroup messages. If the user cancels a specially crafted newsgroupmessage it could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, executearbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-4070)All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, whichresolve these issues.

Solution(s)

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