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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain
malformed HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing malicious
content could cause Thunderbird to crash, or potentially execute
arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0412,
CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0419)
Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird displayed malformed
HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing specially crafted
content could trick a user into surrendering sensitive information.
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handles certain chrome URLs.
If a user has certain extensions installed, it could allow a malicious
HTML mail message to steal sensitive session data. Note: this flaw
does not affect a default installation of Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0418)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird saves certain text files. If a
remote site offers a file of type 'plain/text', rather than
'text/plain', Thunderbird will not show future 'text/plain' content to
the user, forcing them to save those files locally to view the
See also :
Update the affected thunderbird package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60357 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0412CVE-2008-0413CVE-2008-0415CVE-2008-0418CVE-2008-0419CVE-2008-0591CVE-2008-0592CVE-2008-0593
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