Oracle Linux 4 : thunderbird (ELSA-2007-0401)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0401 :

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security bugs are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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 processed certain
malformed JavaScript code. A web page containing malicious JavaScript
code could cause Thunderbird to crash or potentially execute arbitrary
code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868)

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Thunderbird
handled certain form and cookie data. A malicious website that is able
to set arbitrary form and cookie data could prevent Thunderbird from
functioning properly. (CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2869)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed certain APOP
authentication requests. By sending certain responses when Thunderbird
attempted to authenticate against an APOP server, a remote attacker
could potentially acquire certain portions of a user's authentication
credentials. (CVE-2007-1558)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed certain web content.
A malicious web page could generate content which could overlay user
interface elements such as the hostname and security indicators,
tricking users into thinking they are visiting a different site.

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67510 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23257

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1362