Oracle Linux 4 : thunderbird (ELSA-2007-0723)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0723 :

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 moderate 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 malicious HTML email message containing
JavaScript code could cause Thunderbird to crash or potentially
execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. JavaScript
support is disabled by default in Thunderbird
these issues are not
exploitable unless the user has enabled JavaScript. (CVE-2007-3089,
CVE-2007-3734, CVE-2007-3735, CVE-2007-3736, CVE-2007-3737,
CVE-2007-3738)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain backported patches that correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-July/000271.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: 67547 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3089
CVE-2007-3734
CVE-2007-3735
CVE-2007-3736
CVE-2007-3737
CVE-2007-3738