How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated thunderbird package that fixes two 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
critical 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.
A flaw was found in the processing of malformed content. An HTML mail
message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0442)
The same-origin policy in Thunderbird treated http://example.com and
http://[example.com] as interchangeable. A malicious script could
possibly use this flaw to gain access to sensitive information (such
as a client's IP and user e-mail address, or httpOnly cookies) that
may be included in HTTP proxy error replies, generated in response to
invalid URLs using square brackets. (CVE-2011-3670)
Note: The CVE-2011-3670 issue cannot be exploited by a specially
mail messages. It could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for
example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.
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 :
Update the affected thunderbird package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 57788 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-3670CVE-2012-0442
Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.