RHEL 4 / 5 : thunderbird (RHSA-2008:0209)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of some malformed HTML mail
content. An HTML mail message containing such malicious content could
cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as
the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1235,
CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237)

Several flaws were found in the display of malformed web content. An
HTML mail message containing specially-crafted content could,
potentially, trick a user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1241)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird
the
above issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1233.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1234.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1235.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1236.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1237.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1238.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1241.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0209.html

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31757 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1233
CVE-2008-1234
CVE-2008-1235
CVE-2008-1236
CVE-2008-1237
CVE-2008-1238
CVE-2008-1241