RHEL 4 : thunderbird (RHSA-2005:094)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated Thunderbird package that fixes a security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled cookies when loading
content over HTTP regardless of the user's preference. It is possible
that a particular user could be tracked through the use of malicious
mail messages which load content over HTTP. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0149 to this issue.

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains Thunderbird version 1.0 and is not vulnerable to this

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17184 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0146