GLSA-200711-24 : Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-24
(Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Thunderbird's
HTML browser engine (CVE-2007-5339) and JavaScript engine
(CVE-2007-5340) that can be exploited to cause a memory corruption.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to read a specially crafted email
that could trigger one of the vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the
execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time for all of these issues, but
some of them can be avoided by disabling JavaScript.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-14.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-24.xml

Solution :

All Mozilla Thunderbird users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.9'
All Mozilla Thunderbird binary users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin-2.0.0.9'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28263 (gentoo_GLSA-200711-24.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5339
CVE-2007-5340