Bug 188873 - CVE-2006-1728 Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest
Summary: CVE-2006-1728 Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: thunderbird
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
URL:
Whiteboard: reported=20060412,source=mozilla,emba...
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2006-04-13 04:10 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-04-25 13:40:53 UTC


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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2006:0330 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: thunderbird security update 2006-04-21 04:00:00 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2006-04-13 04:10:22 UTC
Privilege escalation using crypto.generateCRMFRequest


shutdown demonstrated that the crypto.generateCRMFRequest method can be used
to run arbitrary code with the privilege of the user, which could enable an
attacker to install malware.

Note:  Thunderbird shares the browser engine with Firefox and could be
vulnerable if JavaScript were to be enabled in mail. This is not the default
setting and we strongly discourage users from running JavaScript in mail.

Workaround

Disable JavaScript until you can upgrade to a version with the fix.

References

[1]https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=327126

Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2006-04-21 15:22:59 UTC
Lifting embargo

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-04-21 15:37:39 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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0330.html


Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-04-25 13:40:56 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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0330.html



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