RHEL 4 / 5 : thunderbird (RHSA-2008:0976)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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 malformed HTML mail
content. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause
Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016,
CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
processed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content
could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024)

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5012.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5014.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5016.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5017.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5018.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5021.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5022.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5024.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5052.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0976.html

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34842 ()

Bugtraq ID: 32281

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5012
CVE-2008-5014
CVE-2008-5016
CVE-2008-5017
CVE-2008-5018
CVE-2008-5021
CVE-2008-5022
CVE-2008-5024
CVE-2008-5052