This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security bugs are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
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.
Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processes certain
Thunderbird to crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running
(CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503,
Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird renders web pages. A
malicious web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird
parses the Content-Type mail header. A malicious mail message could
cause the Thunderbird client to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-6505)
Users of Thunderbird are advised to apply this update, which contains
Thunderbird version 188.8.131.52 that corrects these issues.
See also :
Update the affected thunderbird package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 23962 ()
Bugtraq ID: 21668
CVE ID: CVE-2006-6497CVE-2006-6498CVE-2006-6501CVE-2006-6502CVE-2006-6503CVE-2006-6504CVE-2006-6505
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