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ESB-2009.1391.3 - UPDATE [Solaris][OpenSolaris] Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 18 December 2009
References: ASB-2009.1040.5  ASB-2009.1059  
Related Files: ESB-2009.1391   ESB-2009.1391.2  

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                              ESB-2009.1391.3
       Security Vulnerability in Mozilla Thunderbird Related to SSL
              Certificates May Cause Arbitrary Code Execution
                             18 December 2009

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Thunderbird
Publisher:         Sun Microsystems
Operating System:  Solaris
                   OpenSolaris
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Reduced Security                -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-2408 CVE-2009-2404 

Reference:         ASB-2009.1059
                   ASB-2009.1040.5

Original Bulletin: 
   http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/printfriendly.do?assetkey=1-66-269468-1

Revision History:  December 18 2009: Updated patch numbers in Resolution
                   October  27 2009: Sun has added solutions for Solaris 10
                   October  13 2009: Initial Release

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Article ID : 269468
Article Type : Sun Alert
Last reviewed : 2009-12-16
Audience : PUBLIC
Keywords :

Copyright Notice: Copyright © 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights
Reserved

Security Vulnerability in Mozilla Thunderbird Related to SSL
Certificates May Cause Arbitrary Code Execution
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Category : Security
Release Phase : Resolved
Bug Id : 6880677, 6899624
Product : Solaris 10 Operating System
OpenSolaris
Date of Resolved Release : 16-Dec-2009

Security Vulnerability in Mozilla Thunderbird Related to SSL Certificates:

1. Impact

Security vulnerabilities in thunderbird(1) related to handling of SSL
server certificates
may allow remote SSL servers with crafted server certificates to
compromise an encrypted
communication or cause arbitrary code execution with the privileges of
a Thunderbird user.
The following Mozilla advisories describe the vulnerabilities:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-42.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-43.html

Additional references:
CVE-2009-2404 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2404

CVE-2009-2408 at
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2408

2. Contributing Factors

These issues can occur in the following releases:
SPARC platform
  * Solaris 10 without patch 125541-06
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_48 through snv_124

x86 Platform
  * Solaris 10 without patch 125542-06
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_48 through snv_124

Note 1: Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 do not ship Thunderbird and therefore
are not affected by these issues.
Note 2: Thunderbird first shipped with Solaris 10 Update 4 (8/07) in
the SUNWthunderbird package.
Systems are only impacted by this issue if SUNWthunderbird is
installed on the system.
To determine if SUNWthunderbird is installed use :
   $  pkginfo SUNWthunderbird

Note 3: OpenSolaris distributions may include additional bug fixes
above and beyond the build
from which it was derived. The base build can be derived as follows:
     $uname -a
     SunOS hostname 5.11 snv_86 i86pc i386 i86pc

3. Symptoms

There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described
issues have been exploited.

4. Workaround

There are no workarounds for this issue. Please refer to resolution
section below.

5. Resolution

These issues are addressed in the following releases:
SPARC platform
  * Solaris 10 with patch 125541-06 or later
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_125 or later

x86 Platform
  * Solaris 10 with patch 125542-06 or later
  * OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_125 or later

For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see Technical Instruction
ID 213557:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-61-213557-1

This Sun Alert notification is being provided to you on an "AS IS"
basis. This Sun Alert notification may contain information provided by
third parties. The issues described in this Sun Alert notification may
or may not impact your system(s). Sun makes no representations,
warranties, or guarantees as to the information contained herein. ANY
AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR
NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. BY ACCESSING THIS DOCUMENT
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUN SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARISE
OUT OF YOUR USE OR FAILURE TO USE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.
This Sun Alert notification contains Sun proprietary and confidential
information. It is being provided to you pursuant to the provisions of
your agreement to purchase services from Sun, or, if you do not have
such an agreement, the Sun.com Terms of Use. This Sun Alert
notification may only be used for the purposes contemplated by these
agreements.

Copyright 2000-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa
Clara, CA 95054 U.S.A. All rights reserved

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