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(Red Hat Issues Fix for Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Input Validation Hole in jar: Protocol Handler Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019128
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019128
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5947   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 19 2007
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Mozilla Thunderbird is affected.

The jar: protocol handler does not properly validate the MIME types of archive contents. A remote user can upload a specially crafted zip file (or certain other files). Then, when the target user loads a jar: URL that points to the zip file, arbitrary scripting code will be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site permitting the file upload and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Jesse Ruderman, pdp, and beford.org separately reported this vulnerability.

The original reports are available at:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=369814
http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/web-mayhem-firefoxs-jar-protocol-issues

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with an arbitrary site that allows certain types of file uploads, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird, which is affected by this vulnerability.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-1083.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-37.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  4, 5

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 9 2007 Mozilla Firefox Input Validation Hole in jar: Protocol Handler Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2007:1083-01] Moderate: thunderbird security update


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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2007:1083-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-1083.html
Issue date:        2007-12-19
Updated on:        2007-12-19
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CVE-2007-5947 CVE-2007-5959 CVE-2007-5960 
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1. Summary:

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Problem description:

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled the
jar: URI scheme. It may be possible for a malicious HTML mail message to
leverage this flaw, and conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-5947)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed
HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing malicious content could
cause Thunderbird to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-5959)

A race condition existed when Thunderbird set the "window.location"
property when displaying HTML mail content. This flaw could allow a HTML
mail message to set an arbitrary Referer header, which may lead to a
Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on
the Referer header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960) 

All users of thunderbird are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use 
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

394211 - CVE-2007-5947 Mozilla jar: protocol XSS
394241 - CVE-2007-5959 Multiple flaws in Firefox
394261 - CVE-2007-5960 Mozilla Cross-site Request Forgery flaw

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm
4d7be8e483560839d3409364a18a8e02  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm

i386:
e2caa338f6077d4bab35d93f80ad8bb0  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm
1ae9c96c94590bcb7e9696f66df111b0  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
36a9b04d91727541053c5335ea72eec1  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm
5c54a0682230239d62bc4ed9c653875c  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
42c2f013857d712c3ec3b941cc2ce4bc  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ppc.rpm
c169dbac589f5a4cd3168729441bfdab  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
4573e3b986a4c851c489aa6848c9de3d  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.s390.rpm
0db4521326a8c9c3582ce3c575d70c16  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
2faffc589ae1ac537fd7da3cc2ffb530  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.s390x.rpm
dfce2d56babd016ccba6e042fc21c56e  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
395bc4da647ad1c1fd89af612bd63b13  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
e8a7d8d02630d8b0028796792fe8781b  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm
4d7be8e483560839d3409364a18a8e02  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm

i386:
e2caa338f6077d4bab35d93f80ad8bb0  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm
1ae9c96c94590bcb7e9696f66df111b0  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
395bc4da647ad1c1fd89af612bd63b13  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
e8a7d8d02630d8b0028796792fe8781b  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm
4d7be8e483560839d3409364a18a8e02  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm

i386:
e2caa338f6077d4bab35d93f80ad8bb0  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm
1ae9c96c94590bcb7e9696f66df111b0  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
36a9b04d91727541053c5335ea72eec1  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm
5c54a0682230239d62bc4ed9c653875c  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
395bc4da647ad1c1fd89af612bd63b13  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
e8a7d8d02630d8b0028796792fe8781b  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm
4d7be8e483560839d3409364a18a8e02  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.src.rpm

i386:
e2caa338f6077d4bab35d93f80ad8bb0  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm
1ae9c96c94590bcb7e9696f66df111b0  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
36a9b04d91727541053c5335ea72eec1  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm
5c54a0682230239d62bc4ed9c653875c  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
395bc4da647ad1c1fd89af612bd63b13  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
e8a7d8d02630d8b0028796792fe8781b  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

SRPMS:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.src.rpm
1d338b7e5786b0681bc04a29a8222053  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.src.rpm

i386:
315152126ddf479cc763bb8aafc44454  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.i386.rpm
1d56153e5debd06b15a594fc27b3bfea  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
ae49af405b680729c770fa1ac4dd603d  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.x86_64.rpm
c74f2cbf03f9feb664c2538d62084a3c  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

SRPMS:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.src.rpm
1d338b7e5786b0681bc04a29a8222053  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.src.rpm

i386:
315152126ddf479cc763bb8aafc44454  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.i386.rpm
1d56153e5debd06b15a594fc27b3bfea  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
ae49af405b680729c770fa1ac4dd603d  thunderbird-1.5.0.12-7.el5.x86_64.rpm
c74f2cbf03f9feb664c2538d62084a3c  thunderbird-debuginfo-1.5.0.12-7.el5.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5947
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5959
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5960
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2007 Red Hat, Inc.
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