RHEL 4 / 5 : thunderbird (RHSA-2010:0968)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML content.
HTML containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-3767, CVE-2010-3772, CVE-2010-3776)

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 this updated package, which
resolves these issues. All running instances of Thunderbird must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3767.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3772.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3776.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0968.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51109 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45322
45324

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3767
CVE-2010-3772
CVE-2010-3776