Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on 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.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed content.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3101, CVE-2012-1937, CVE-2012-1938,
CVE-2012-1939, CVE-2012-1940, CVE-2012-1941, CVE-2012-1946,
CVE-2012-1947)

Note: CVE-2011-3101 only affected users of certain NVIDIA display
drivers with graphics cards that have hardware acceleration enabled.

It was found that the Content Security Policy (CSP) implementation in
Thunderbird no longer blocked Thunderbird inline event handlers.
Malicious content could possibly bypass intended restrictions if that
content relied on CSP to protect against flaws such as cross-site
scripting (XSS). (CVE-2012-1944)

If a web server hosted content that is stored on a Microsoft Windows
share, or a Samba share, loading such content with Thunderbird could
result in Windows shortcut files (.lnk) in the same share also being
loaded. An attacker could use this flaw to view the contents of local
files and directories on the victim's system. This issue also affected
users opening content from Microsoft Windows shares, or Samba shares,
that are mounted on their systems. (CVE-2012-1945)

Note: None of the issues in this advisory can be exploited by a
specially crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by
default for mail messages. They could be exploited another way in
Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an
RSS feed.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 10.0.5 ESR, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8031afad

Solution :

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

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: 61323 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3101
CVE-2012-1940
CVE-2012-1944
CVE-2012-1945
CVE-2012-1946