RHEL 4 / 5 : thunderbird (RHSA-2008:0224)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated thunderbird packages that fix a security issue 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.

A flaw was found in the processing of malformed JavaScript 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-2008-1380)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird
the
above issue is 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-2008-1380.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0224.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: 32112 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1380