Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL6.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 content.
Malicious HTML content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-1585, CVE-2011-0053, CVE-2011-0062)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled malformed JPEG images.
An HTML mail message containing a malicious JPEG image could cause
Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0061)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ebe3ffe3

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: 60976 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1585
CVE-2011-0053
CVE-2011-0061
CVE-2011-0062