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 :

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-2013-0801, CVE-2013-1674, CVE-2013-1675,
CVE-2013-1676, CVE-2013-1677, CVE-2013-1678, CVE-2013-1679,
CVE-2013-1680, CVE-2013-1681)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled Content Level
Constructors. Malicious content could use this flaw to perform
cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-1670)

Note: All of the above issues 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?ce86dbaa

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: 66461 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0801
CVE-2013-1670
CVE-2013-1674
CVE-2013-1675
CVE-2013-1676
CVE-2013-1677
CVE-2013-1678
CVE-2013-1679
CVE-2013-1680
CVE-2013-1681