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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] Thunderbird email client (SSA:2005-278-01)
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 15:38:45 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  Thunderbird email client (SSA:2005-278-01)

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


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

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