RHEL 4 : thunderbird (RHSA-2005:337)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated thunderbird packages that fix various bugs are now available.

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

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Thunderbird processes GIF
images. It is possible for an attacker to create a specially crafted
GIF image, which when viewed by a victim will execute arbitrary code
as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0399 to this issue.

A bug was found in the Thunderbird string handling functions. If a
malicious website is able to exhaust a system's memory, it becomes
possible to execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0255
to this issue.

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package
which contains Thunderbird version 1.0.2 and is not vulnerable to
these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0255.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0399.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-337.html

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17628 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0255
CVE-2005-0399