Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on 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.

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain add-ons.
Malicious, remote content could cause an add-on to elevate its
privileges, which could lead to arbitrary code execution with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3647)

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way Thunderbird
handled certain multibyte character sets. Malicious, remote content
could cause Thunderbird to run JavaScript code with the permissions of
different remote content. (CVE-2011-3648)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled large JavaScript
scripts. Malicious, remote content could cause Thunderbird to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3650)

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?596c4af1

Solution :

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

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: 61174 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3647
CVE-2011-3648
CVE-2011-3650