CentOS 5 / 6 : thunderbird (CESA-2014:1924)

2014-12-04T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2014-1924.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-02T00:00:00

Description

An updated thunderbird package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1590, CVE-2014-1592, CVE-2014-1593)

A flaw was found in the Alarm API, which could allow applications to schedule actions to be run in the future. A malicious web application could use this flaw to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2014-1594)

Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.

This update disables SSL 3.0 support by default in Thunderbird. Details on how to re-enable SSL 3.0 support are available at: https://access.redhat.com/articles/1284233

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Gary Kwong, Randell Jesup, Nils Ohlmeier, Jesse Ruderman, Max Jonas Werner, Joe Vennix, Berend-Jan Wever, Abhishek Arya, and Boris Zbarsky as the original reporters of these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Thunderbird 31.3.0. You can find a link to the Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 31.3.0, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2014:1924 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2014:1924 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(79694);
  script_version("1.8");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/02 18:48:53");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-1587", "CVE-2014-1590", "CVE-2014-1592", "CVE-2014-1593", "CVE-2014-1594");
  script_bugtraq_id(71391, 71395, 71396, 71397, 71398);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2014:1924");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 5 / 6 : thunderbird (CESA-2014:1924)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"An updated thunderbird package that fixes multiple security issues is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A
web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1590,
CVE-2014-1592, CVE-2014-1593)

A flaw was found in the Alarm API, which could allow applications to
schedule actions to be run in the future. A malicious web application
could use this flaw to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2014-1594)

Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially
crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for
mail messages. They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for
example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.

This update disables SSL 3.0 support by default in Thunderbird.
Details on how to re-enable SSL 3.0 support are available at:
https://access.redhat.com/articles/1284233

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Gary Kwong, Randell Jesup, Nils
Ohlmeier, Jesse Ruderman, Max Jonas Werner, Joe Vennix, Berend-Jan
Wever, Abhishek Arya, and Boris Zbarsky as the original reporters of
these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Thunderbird 31.3.0. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 31.3.0, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the
changes to take effect."
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-December/020797.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?f7fb894e"
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-December/020799.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?e45faf20"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected thunderbird package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:thunderbird");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:6");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2014/12/03");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2014/12/04");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"CentOS Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/CentOS/release", "Host/CentOS/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"thunderbird-31.3.0-1.el5.centos")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-6", reference:"thunderbird-31.3.0-1.el6.centos")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");