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RHSA-2016:0460: thunderbird security update

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RHSA-2016:0460: thunderbird security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/13/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/18/2016
Modified
03/21/2018

Description

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-2016-1952, CVE-2016-1954, CVE-2016-1957, CVE-2016-1960,CVE-2016-1961, CVE-2016-1974, CVE-2016-1964, CVE-2016-1966)Multiple security flaws were found in the graphite2 font library shippedwith Thunderbird. A web page containing malicious content could causeThunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with theprivileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2016-1977, CVE-2016-2790,CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792, CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795,CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797, CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800,CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802)Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.Upstream acknowledges Bob Clary, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, AndrewMcCreight, Daniel Holbert, Jesse Ruderman, Randell Jesup, NicolasGolubovic, Jose Martinez, Romina Santillan, ca0nguyen, lokihardt, NicolasGrégoire, the Communications Electronics Security Group (UK) of the GCHQ,Holger Fuhrmannek, Ronald Crane, and Tyson Smith as the original reportersof these issues.For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla securityadvisories for Thunderbird 38.7.0. 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 38.7.0, 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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