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 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-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016,
CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
processed. An HTML mail message containing specially-crafted content
could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4b1182b8

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60498 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5012
CVE-2008-5014
CVE-2008-5016
CVE-2008-5017
CVE-2008-5018
CVE-2008-5021
CVE-2008-5022
CVE-2008-5024