Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

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-2011-2982)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled malformed JavaScript.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to access already freed
memory, causing Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2011-2983)

Note: This update disables support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
images in Thunderbird on Scientific Linux 5.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues. All running instances of Thunderbird must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?62ddf702

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61114 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2982
CVE-2011-2983