Oracle Linux 4 : thunderbird (ELSA-2006-0760)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0760 :

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security bugs are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processes certain
malformed JavaScript code. A malicious web page could cause the
execution of JavaScript code in such a way that could cause
Thunderbird to crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running
Thunderbird. JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird

this issue is not exploitable without enabling JavaScript.
(CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503,
CVE-2006-6504)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird renders web pages. A
malicious web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2006-6497)

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird
parses the Content-Type mail header. A malicious mail message could
cause the Thunderbird client to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-6505)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to apply this update, which contains
Thunderbird version 1.5.0.9 that corrects these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2006-December/000037.html

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67432 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6497
CVE-2006-6498
CVE-2006-6501
CVE-2006-6502
CVE-2006-6503
CVE-2006-6504
CVE-2006-6505