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 with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-3169)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in Thunderbird. An HTML mail message
containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-2765)

A use-after-free flaw and several dangling pointer flaws were found in
Thunderbird. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could
cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-2760,
CVE-2010-2767, CVE-2010-3167, CVE-2010-3168)

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in Thunderbird. Remote
HTML content could cause Thunderbird to execute JavaScript code with
the permissions of different remote HTML content. (CVE-2010-2768)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. None
of the above issues are exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?05878924

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: 60855 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2760
CVE-2010-2765
CVE-2010-2767
CVE-2010-2768
CVE-2010-3167
CVE-2010-3168
CVE-2010-3169