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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

       Mozilla has released versions 3.1.7 and 3.0.11 of Thunderbird
                             10 December 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              Thunderbird
Operating System:     Windows
                      UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:        Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                      Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2010-3768 CVE-2010-3769 CVE-2010-3776
                      CVE-2010-3777 CVE-2010-3778 
Member content until: Sunday, January  9 2011
Reference:            ASB-2010.0248


        Mozilla has versions 3.1.7 and 3.0.11the Thunderbird email client,
        correcting multiple security vulnerabilities.


        The vendor has supplied the following information regarding these 
        "Mozilla developers identified and fixed several memory safety bugs
        in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products.
        Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain
        circumstances, and we presume that with enough effort at least some of
        these could be exploited to run arbitrary code." [1]
        "Dirk Heinrich reported that on Windows platforms when document.write()
        was called with a very long string a buffer overflow was caused in line
        breaking routines attempting to process the string for display. Such
        cases triggered an invalid read past the end of an array causing a crash
        which an attacker could potentially use to run arbitrary code on a
        victim's computer." [2]
        "Mozilla added the OTS font sanitizing library to prevent downloadable
        fonts from exposing vulnerabilities in the underlying OS font code.
        This library mitigates against several issues independently reported
        by Red Hat Security Response Team member Marc Schoenefeld and Mozilla
        security researcher Christoph Diehl." [3]


        It is recommended that users of Thunderbird upgrade to the latest version.


        [1] Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2010-74

        [2] Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2010-75

        [3] Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2010-78

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