This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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
See also :
Update the affected thunderbird package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17628 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0255CVE-2005-0399
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