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

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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-2013-0744, CVE-2013-0746, CVE-2013-0750,
CVE-2013-0753, CVE-2013-0754, CVE-2013-0762, CVE-2013-0766,
CVE-2013-0767, CVE-2013-0769)

A flaw was found in the way Chrome Object Wrappers were implemented.
Malicious content could be used to cause Thunderbird to execute
arbitrary code via plug- ins installed in Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-0758)

A flaw in the way Thunderbird displayed URL values could allow
malicious content or a user to perform a phishing attack.
(CVE-2013-0759)

An information disclosure flaw was found in the way certain JavaScript
functions were implemented in Thunderbird. An attacker could use this
flaw to bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and other
security restrictions. (CVE-2013-0748)

Note: All issues except CVE-2013-0744, CVE-2013-0753, and
CVE-2013-0754 cannot 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.

After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3007525f

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)
Public Exploit Available : true