RHEL 4 / 5 : thunderbird (RHSA-2008:0616)

2008-07-24T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0616.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-27T00:00:00

Description

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

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

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed JavaScript content. An HTML mail containing such malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-2801, CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803)

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML content. An HTML mail containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2811)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML content was displayed. An HTML mail containing specially crafted content could, potentially, trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-2800)

Two local file disclosure flaws were found in Thunderbird. An HTML mail containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to reveal the contents of a local file to a remote attacker. (CVE-2008-2805, CVE-2008-2810)

A flaw was found in the way a malformed .properties file was processed by Thunderbird. A malicious extension could read uninitialized memory, possibly leaking sensitive data to the extension. (CVE-2008-2807)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird escaped a listing of local file names. If a user could be tricked into listing a local directory containing malicious file names, arbitrary JavaScript could be run with the permissions of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-2808)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed information about self-signed certificates. It was possible for a self-signed certificate to contain multiple alternate name entries, which were not all displayed to the user, allowing them to mistakenly extend trust to an unknown site. (CVE-2008-2809)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. The above issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

                                        
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# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0616. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(33571);
  script_version ("1.24");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/27 13:31:32");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-2785", "CVE-2008-2798", "CVE-2008-2799", "CVE-2008-2800", "CVE-2008-2801", "CVE-2008-2802", "CVE-2008-2803", "CVE-2008-2805", "CVE-2008-2807", "CVE-2008-2808", "CVE-2008-2809", "CVE-2008-2810", "CVE-2008-2811");
  script_bugtraq_id(29802, 30038);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2008:0616");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 4 / 5 : thunderbird (RHSA-2008:0616)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated thunderbird packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5.

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

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed JavaScript
content. An HTML mail containing such malicious content could cause
Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-2801, CVE-2008-2802,
CVE-2008-2803)

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML content.
An HTML mail containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799,
CVE-2008-2811)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML content was
displayed. An HTML mail containing specially crafted content could,
potentially, trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-2800)

Two local file disclosure flaws were found in Thunderbird. An HTML
mail containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to reveal
the contents of a local file to a remote attacker. (CVE-2008-2805,
CVE-2008-2810)

A flaw was found in the way a malformed .properties file was processed
by Thunderbird. A malicious extension could read uninitialized memory,
possibly leaking sensitive data to the extension. (CVE-2008-2807)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird escaped a listing of local
file names. If a user could be tricked into listing a local directory
containing malicious file names, arbitrary JavaScript could be run
with the permissions of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-2808)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed information about
self-signed certificates. It was possible for a self-signed
certificate to contain multiple alternate name entries, which were not
all displayed to the user, allowing them to mistakenly extend trust to
an unknown site. (CVE-2008-2809)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. The
above issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2785"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2798"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2799"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2800"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2801"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2802"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2803"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2805"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2807"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2808"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2809"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2810"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-2811"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0616"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected thunderbird package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_canvas", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"canvas_package", value:'CANVAS');
  script_cwe_id(20, 79, 189, 200, 264, 287, 399);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/07/23");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2008/07/24");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

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

  exit(0);
}


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

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Red Hat" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat");
os_ver = eregmatch(pattern: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Red Hat");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! ereg(pattern:"^(4|5)([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 4.x / 5.x", "Red Hat " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/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$" && "s390" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Red Hat", cpu);

yum_updateinfo = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/yum-updateinfo");
if (!empty_or_null(yum_updateinfo)) 
{
  rhsa = "RHSA-2008:0616";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      extra      : yum_report 
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    audit_message = "affected by Red Hat security advisory " + rhsa;
    audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, audit_message);
  }
}
else
{
  flag = 0;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", reference:"thunderbird-1.5.0.12-14.el4")) flag++;


  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"i386", reference:"thunderbird-2.0.0.16-1.el5")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"thunderbird-2.0.0.16-1.el5")) flag++;


  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
      extra      : rpm_report_get() + redhat_report_package_caveat()
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    tested = pkg_tests_get();
    if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
    else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "thunderbird");
  }
}