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 :

A flaw was found in the processing of malformed content. Malicious
content could cause Thunderbird to crash or execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-0787)

Note: This issue cannot be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail
message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. It
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?1270f023

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: 65242 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0787