Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Several flaws were found in the processing of some malformed HTML mail
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-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1235,
CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237)

Several flaws were found in the display of malformed web content. An
HTML mail message containing specially-crafted content could,
potentially, trick a user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1241)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9b745b7a

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60380 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1233
CVE-2008-1234
CVE-2008-1235
CVE-2008-1236
CVE-2008-1237
CVE-2008-1238
CVE-2008-1241