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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
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-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058,
CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)
Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
displayed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content
could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)
A flaw was found in Thunderbird that caused certain characters to be
A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the handling of
cancelled newsgroup messages. If the user cancels a specially crafted
newsgroup message it could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
Note2: On SL4 this updates fixes the bug that when a URL link is
clicked, firefox wouldn't start. Firefox now starts when a URL link is
See also :
Update the affected thunderbird package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60478 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0016CVE-2008-3835CVE-2008-4058CVE-2008-4059CVE-2008-4060CVE-2008-4061CVE-2008-4062CVE-2008-4065CVE-2008-4066CVE-2008-4067CVE-2008-4068CVE-2008-4070
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