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RHSA-2015:1012: thunderbird security update

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RHSA-2015:1012: thunderbird security update



Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user runningThunderbird. (CVE-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2710, CVE-2015-2713)A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbirdprocessed compressed XML data. An attacker could create specially craftedcompressed XML content that, when processed by Thunderbird, could cause itto crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user runningThunderbird. (CVE-2015-2716)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.Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.Upstream acknowledges Jesse Ruderman, Mats Palmgren, Byron Campen, SteveFink, Atte Kettunen, Scott Bell, and Ucha Gobejishvili as the originalreporters of these issues.For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla securityadvisories for Thunderbird 31.7. You can find a link to the Mozillaadvisories in the References section of this erratum.All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, whichcontains Thunderbird version 31.7, which corrects these issues.After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changesto take effect.


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