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RHSA-2013:1269: thunderbird security update

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RHSA-2013:1269: thunderbird security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/18/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/25/2013
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed content. Maliciouscontent could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrarycode with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1718,CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1725, CVE-2013-1730, CVE-2013-1732, CVE-2013-1735,CVE-2013-1736)A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain DOM JavaScriptobjects. An attacker could use this flaw to make JavaScript client oradd-on code make incorrect, security sensitive decisions. (CVE-2013-1737)Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting theseissues. Upstream acknowledges André Bargull, Scoobidiver, Bobby Holley,Reuben Morais, Abhishek Arya, Ms2ger, Sachin Shinde, Aki Helin, Nils, andBoris Zbarsky as the original reporters of these issues.Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially-craftedHTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages.They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, whenviewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, whichcontains Thunderbird version 17.0.9 ESR, which corrects these issues. Afterinstalling the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes totake effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-thunderbird
  • redhat-upgrade-thunderbird-debuginfo

References

  • redhat-upgrade-thunderbird
  • redhat-upgrade-thunderbird-debuginfo

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