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RHSA-2010:0896: thunderbird security update

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RHSA-2010:0896: thunderbird security update



Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.A race condition flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled DocumentObject Model (DOM) element properties. An HTML mail message containingmalicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, executearbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.(CVE-2010-3765)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 with the privileges of theuser running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-3175, CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3179,CVE-2010-3180, CVE-2010-3183)A same-origin policy bypass flaw was found in Thunderbird. Remote HTMLcontent could steal private data from different remote HTML contentThunderbird had loaded. (CVE-2010-3178)Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. The aboveissues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.A flaw was found in the script that launches Thunderbird. TheLD_LIBRARY_PATH variable was appending a "." character, which could allow alocal attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a differentuser running Thunderbird, if that user ran Thunderbird from within anattacker-controlled directory. (CVE-2010-3182)All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, whichresolves these issues. All running instances of Thunderbird must berestarted for the update to take effect.


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