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Mozilla Thunderbird several remote vulnerabilities

Several security-related problems have been discovered in Mozilla and derived programs. Some of the following problems don't exactly apply to Mozilla Thunderbird, even though the code is present. In order to keep the codebase in sync with upstream it has been altered nevertheless.

  • Vendor: Debian
  • Vendor ID: DSA 868-1
  • Date: October 20, 2005


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 868-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
October 20th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mozilla-thunderbird
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CAN-2005-2871 CAN-2005-2701 CAN-2005-2702 CAN-2005-2703
CAN-2005-2704 CAN-2005-2705 CAN-2005-2706 CAN-2005-2707
CAN-2005-2968
CERT advisory : VU#573857
BugTraq ID : 14784
Debian Bug : 327366 329778

Several security-related problems have been discovered in Mozilla and
derived programs. Some of the following problems don't exactly apply
to Mozilla Thunderbird, even though the code is present. In order to
keep the codebase in sync with upstream it has been altered
nevertheless. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:

CAN-2005-2871

Tom Ferris discovered a bug in the IDN hostname handling of
Mozilla that allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
and possibly execute arbitrary code via a hostname with dashes.

CAN-2005-2701

A buffer overflow allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary
code via an XBM image file that ends in a large number of spaces
instead of the expected end tag.

CAN-2005-2702

Mats Palmgren discovered a buffer overflow in the Unicode string
parser that allowas a specially crafted unicode sequences to
overflow a buffer and cause arbitrary code to be executed.

CAN-2005-2703

Remote attackers could spoof HTTP headers of XML HTTP requests
via XMLHttpRequest and possibly use the client to exploit
vulnerabilities in servers or proxies.

CAN-2005-2704

Remote attackers could spoof DOM objects via an XBL control that
implements an internal XPCOM interface.

CAN-2005-2705

Georgi Guninski discovered an integer overflow in the JavaScript
engine that might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary
code.

CAN-2005-2706

Remote attackers could execute Javascript code with chrome
privileges via an about: page such as about:mozilla.

CAN-2005-2707

Remote attackers could spawn windows without user interface
components such as the address and status bar that could be used
to conduct spoofing or phishing attacks.

CAN-2005-2968

Peter Zelezny discovered that shell metacharacters are not
properly escaped when they are passed to a shell script and allow
the execution of arbitrary commands, e.g. when a malicious URL is
automatically copied from another program into Mozilla as default
browser.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.7-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mozilla-thunderbird package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 997 303ed28d7dac19a27a47c23819f80bd7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 210991 79fbaf89373ea1d4698942f289b556d2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 33288906 806175393a226670aa66060452d31df4

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12829612 e50199388042e84de94d2b015484fedc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3269804 1b50a6a5ca2df178025f4bfb9e72ef7d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 145778 4bffbad43fba608ae24f64b36d936c99
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27290 f979f0128931281a2eb004910b8ba5c8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 83080 d39767ad00fc79d6dd014d20aa2b94e9

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12240810 5ac70842faf52d027c0376bc5d4f60e5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3270622 60d3f2eecebb4806bfaef54db73d26c6
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 144798 152536a2fa4d71b41a73f614824809c5
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27280 21aaf659e40e08d2434fca10e8a97a5b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 82972 dc0c6b48cbbdc2c0f39e30ab930ac612

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 10328712 2e587b8809aeda36023974b42693e4f2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3265014 ce2fcff9b73b5c2ba69ad3a8c47fdd83
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 136886 b13673a24d714b375b54c17ce7a8a308
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27308 a2a3d30505885a521b703b99b40ebd66
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 74954 039d4f13961625a42dbeaac125e0a125

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 11550326 fc8572c0a89b914fc288fd638e224213
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3497080 02fbded3b5e503def6c29f32c34b24d1
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 140456 a90c517acdcaf177b4585cf8f9e35344
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27286 ec039bd40938c0d6bb87874cc8703c25
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 81696 ecf0d09362306bcd6c8a65c2e779f792

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 14602590 f69ca59b99191b96a3a8dbd69f2652b1
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3284198 ea4287ce4ba1b6f36ab96d419528d8e3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 149120 8c288112472ef49da43cdfd24b9524ac
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27286 789de6fbe31cf969076e3ef19bcc9319
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 100774 b27c9fb9fef1cb19959953d8cb13e74a

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 13550208 82ea35b6046092051ee9e7212f160403
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3275452 06778a5a45f737f5f0fffa8f7e2648f1
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 147020 9ebbdd2d3bc44c45d0752c62c68e527e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27294 2a7860aedde7c3535fd19105121c2043
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 90916 4a602f8c63d22f80fabb10e2019402e2

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 10774276 d3ea2f30a593a8ec702230168a59fc24
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3263230 5757de718fb0c34c9db6affcb554068f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 138658 6f3f3b329ee12275eb6eea3be2d9c59a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27318 b9e4fe5b540bc544eab853b8077cc2d3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 76178 8aa668acaf233693e6bc55d3d3f983e0

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 11933302 e1859aeb3cba8f716f6358499c79a6c6
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3269570 383accb42b1d5cb16ed669ebdeea3db0
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 141722 f94d559a76c4488fd29ca08f2a5aa2e4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27288 d44eb068d5211f6ec32a912c7158b95c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 78500 cf4e68bdc3956dc3ad780ed88188667c

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 11793468 99b3eb9576dc324920f2217c9eb153ef
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3270338 5c13a33de951afe85fed1adb014be4ab
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 141292 8fe41e9685ddbdd396fd73354867f49b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27304 3f96914c37025c901090a86cb6a2fc07
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 78350 37448dc23ebcf8d8a7a5431d579c6670

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 10892752 c4642646840672162e058dd2ca7a3309
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3263168 6e5b333f01170824eaf06b219caea6ab
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 138680 ff10d8c364f08f8d6dbf3c01c1aa19df
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27296 1112ef17ba7fcd97b5e9ef96ea2a03ab
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 75032 6083403690046238fa54fb19262f19da

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12685000 d9dcc7200f471840874dd933e327d6ea
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3270478 c7164fc9fc49387916f7d4f2d46d369f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 145108 766d10f0d52d8f877ae10291c7f092a7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27292 5d5a68b544e284c162476096ea263eda
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 82992 8648e3e4157d11344b483d3997156af0

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 11157174 d19fc8bcdc091d58abac26844734568b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3267158 1f4f1ab1f525c261be893df79a77639b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 138358 eeb8d91cc46daf6020a7f60d17ccdb7c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27304 9786860d3265d8dd03c964df8afbc5ab
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mozilla-thunderbird/mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.7_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 76782 7231203489126cc4f3ad6d68fa863783


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/;

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