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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] mozilla-thunderbird (SSA:2007-324-01)
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 16:24:34 -0800 (PST)
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[slackware-security]  mozilla-thunderbird (SSA:2007-324-01)

New mozilla-thunderbird packages are available for Slackware 10.2, 11.0, 12.0,
and -current to fix security issues.  Slackware is not vulnerable to either
of these in its default configuration, but watch out if you've enabled
JavaScript.

More information about the security issues may be found here:
  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-36.html
  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-29.html
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4841
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5339


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9-i686-1.tgz:
  Upgraded to thunderbird-2.0.0.9.
  This update fixes the following security related issues:
     URIs with invalid %-encoding mishandled by Windows (MFSA 2007-36).
     Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (MFSA 2007-29).
   OK, so the first one obviously does not affect us.  :-)  The second fix has
   to do with the same JavaScript handling problem fixed before in Firefox.
   JavaScript is not enabled by default in Thunderbird, and the developers
   (at least in MFSA 2007-36) do not recommend turning it on.
  For more information, see:
    http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-36.html
    http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2007/mfsa2007-29.html
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4841
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5339
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9-i686-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9-i686-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9-i686-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9-i686-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 10.2 package:
fd730e111b09e13d1f655ce18681dceb  mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9-i686-1.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
fd730e111b09e13d1f655ce18681dceb  mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9-i686-1.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
fd730e111b09e13d1f655ce18681dceb  mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9-i686-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
7b5396dcb1aa23b2fd867177cf905853  mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Stop Thunderbird.

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.6-i686-1.tgz

Restart Thunderbird.


+-----+

Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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