Bug 146315 - CAN-2005-0149 Mail responds to cookie requests
Summary: CAN-2005-0149 Mail responds to cookie requests
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: thunderbird
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20050120
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
Blocks: 142822
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-01-26 21:59 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-02-15 10:26:01 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:094 high SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: thunderbird security update 2005-02-15 05:00:00 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2005-01-26 21:59:47 UTC
Mozilla Security Advisory MSA05-008

Title:      Synthetic middle-click event can steal clipboard contents
Severity:   Moderate
Reporter:   Jesse Ruderman

Fixed in:   Firebird 1.0
            Mozilla Suite 1.7.5

Script-generated middle-click events can steal clipboard contents
on systems where that action is a paste. Middle-click paste is the
default behavior on Unix systems, and a hidden option elsewhere.

Disable javascript or upgrade to fixed version.


Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-01-26 22:52:29 UTC
Chris, now that I look at this issue (it's the one you told me you were fixing
in RHEL4 0day thunderbird), I don't think this is right.  Can you update this
bug with what you're actually fixing before I screw it up again.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-01-26 23:02:22 UTC
This is the correct information about this issue.  Please ignore the opening

Title: Mail responds to cookie requests
Severity: High
Reporter: Michiel van Leeuwen

Fixed in: Thunderbird 1.0
  Mozilla Suite 1.7.5

Vulnerable: Thunderbird 0.6 - 0.9
  Mozilla Suite 1.7 - 1.7.3
Mozilla mail clients from March to December 2004 responded to cookie requests
accompanying content loaded over HTTP, ignoring the setting of the preference
"network.cookie.disableCookieForMailNews" (disabled cookies are the default in
mail). Cookies in mail (for example, spam) could be used to track people.
Set the mail client not to load remote content at all (the default setting in
Thunderbird, the "View as Simple text" option in the Mozilla Suite). Upgrade to
the fixed version

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2005-02-15 10:26:01 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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