Thunderbird email client

2005-10-05T15:38:45
ID SSA-2005-278-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2005-10-05T15:38:45

Description

New Thunderbird packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and -current to fix a security issue:

MFSA 2005-59 Command-line handling on Linux allows shell execution

More details about this issue may be found on the Mozilla web site:

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#Thunderbird

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to thunderbird-1.0.7. This fixes a security issue where URLs passed on the command line to the thunderbird shell script were not correctly protected against interpretation by the shell. As a result, a malicious URL could contain embedded shell commands which would then be executed as the user running Thunderbird. For more information, see: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#Thunderbird ( Security fix )

Where to find the new package:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package: 2957fa535b1333abd2dc5204d1a4cd5d mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz

Slackware -current package: 2957fa535b1333abd2dc5204d1a4cd5d mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root: > upgradepkg mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.7-i686-1.tgz