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-2010-3176,
CVE-2010-3180)

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 script that launches Thunderbird. The
LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable was appending a '.' character, which could
allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of a different user running Thunderbird, if that user ran Thunderbird
from within an attacker-controlled directory. (CVE-2010-3182)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8f2d3e02

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: 60873 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3176
CVE-2010-3180
CVE-2010-3182