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

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-2013-1682, CVE-2013-1684, CVE-2013-1685,
CVE-2013-1686, CVE-2013-1687, CVE-2013-1690)

It was found that Thunderbird allowed data to be sent in the body of
XMLHttpRequest (XHR) HEAD requests. In some cases this could allow
attackers to conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.

Timing differences in the way Thunderbird processed SVG image files
could allow an attacker to read data across domains, potentially
leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2013-1693)

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird implemented some of its
internal structures (called wrappers). An attacker could use these
flaws to bypass some restrictions placed on them. This could lead to
unexpected behavior or a potentially exploitable crash.
(CVE-2013-1694, CVE-2013-1697)

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.

0.7 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update,
Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66984 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1682