Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

It was found that a Certificate Authority (CA) issued a fraudulent
HTTPS certificate. This update renders any HTTPS certificates signed
by that CA as untrusted, except for a select few. The now untrusted
certificates that were issued before July 1, 2011 can be manually
re-enabled and used again at your own risk in Thunderbird
however,
affected certificates issued after this date cannot be re-enabled or
used.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?623e1060

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo
packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61128 ()

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