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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-2008-5500, 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)
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 :
Update the affected thunderbird package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60514 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5500CVE-2008-5501CVE-2008-5502CVE-2008-5503CVE-2008-5506CVE-2008-5507CVE-2008-5508CVE-2008-5511CVE-2008-5512CVE-2008-5513
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