Security update for MozillaThunderbird (important)

ID OPENSUSE-SU-2019:0249-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2019-02-26T15:10:18


This update for MozillaThunderbird to version 60.5.1 fixes the following issues:

Security vulnerabilities addressed (MFSA 2019-03 MFSA 2018-31 bsc#1122983 and MFSA 2019-06 bsc#1125330):

  • CVE-2018-18356: Fixed a Use-after-free in Skia.
  • CVE-2019-5785: Fixed an Integer overflow in Skia.
  • CVE-2018-18335: Fixed a Buffer overflow in Skia by default deactivating Canvas 2D. This issue does not affect Linuc distributions.
  • CVE-2018-18509: Fixed a flaw which during verification of certain S/MIME signatures showing mistekenly that emails bring a valid sugnature.
  • CVE-2018-18500: Use-after-free parsing HTML5 stream
  • CVE-2018-18505: Privilege escalation through IPC channel messages
  • CVE-2016-5824: DoS (use-after-free) via a crafted ics file
  • CVE-2018-18501: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 65 and Firefox ESR 60.5
  • CVE-2018-17466: Buffer overflow and out-of-bounds read in ANGLE library with TextureStorage11
  • CVE-2018-18492: Use-after-free with select element
  • CVE-2018-18493: Buffer overflow in accelerated 2D canvas with Skia
  • CVE-2018-18494: Same-origin policy violation using location attribute and performance.getEntries to steal cross-origin URLs
  • CVE-2018-18498: Integer overflow when calculating buffer sizes for images
  • CVE-2018-12405: Memory safety bugs

Other bug fixes and changes:

  • FileLink provider WeTransfer to upload large attachments
  • Thunderbird now allows the addition of OpenSearch search engines from a local XML file using a minimal user inferface: [+] button to select a file an add, [-] to remove.
  • More search engines: Google and DuckDuckGo available by default in some locales
  • During account creation, Thunderbird will now detect servers using the Microsoft Exchange protocol. It will offer the installation of a 3rd party add-on (Owl) which supports that protocol.
  • Thunderbird now compatible with other WebExtension-based FileLink add-ons like the Dropbox add-on
  • New WebExtensions FileLink API to facilitate add-ons
  • Fix decoding problems for messages with less common charsets (cp932, cp936)
  • New messages in the drafts folder (and other special or virtual folders) will no longer be included in the new messages notification
  • Thunderbird 60 will migrate security databases (key3.db, cert8.db to key4.db, cert9.db). Thunderbird 60.3.2 and earlier contained a fault that potentially deleted saved passwords and private certificate keys for users using a master password. Version 60.3.3 will prevent the loss of data; affected users who have already upgraded to version 60.3.2 or earlier can restore the deleted key3.db file from backup to complete the migration.
  • Address book search and auto-complete slowness introduced in Thunderbird 60.3.2
  • Plain text markup with * for bold, / for italics, _ for underline and | for code did not work when the enclosed text contained non-ASCII characters
  • While composing a message, a link not removed when link location was removed in the link properties panel
  • Encoding problems when exporting address books or messages using the system charset. Messages are now always exported using the UTF-8 encoding
  • If the "Date" header of a message was invalid, Jan 1970 or Dec 1969 was displayed. Now using date from "Received" header instead.
  • Body search/filtering didn't reliably ignore content of tags
  • Inappropriate warning "Thunderbird prevented the site ( from asking you to install software on your computer" when installing add-ons
  • Incorrect display of correspondents column since own email address was not always detected
  • Spurious 
 (encoded newline) inserted into drafts and sent email
  • Double-clicking on a word in the Write window sometimes launched the Advanced Property Editor or Link Properties dialog
  • Fixe Cookie removal
  • "Download rest of message" was not working if global inbox was used
  • Fix Encoding problems for users (especially in Poland) when a file was sent via a folder using "Sent to > Mail recipient" due to a problem in the Thunderbird MAPI interface
  • According to RFC 4616 and RFC 5721, passwords containing non-ASCII characters are encoded using UTF-8 which can lead to problems with non-compliant providers, for example The SMTP LOGIN and POP3 USER/PASS authentication methods are now using a Latin-1 encoding again to work around this issue
  • Fix shutdown crash/hang after entering an empty IMAP password