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-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501,
CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed.
An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could
potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird
the
above issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

A flaw was found in the way malformed URLs were processed by
Thunderbird. This flaw could prevent various URL sanitization
mechanisms from properly parsing a malicious URL. (CVE-2008-5508)

All running instances of Thunderbird must be restarted for the update
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3ff3efc2

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: 60514 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5500
CVE-2008-5501
CVE-2008-5502
CVE-2008-5503
CVE-2008-5506
CVE-2008-5507
CVE-2008-5508
CVE-2008-5511
CVE-2008-5512
CVE-2008-5513