Oracle Linux 4 : thunderbird (ELSA-2007-1083)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1083 :

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues 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.

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled
the jar: URI scheme. It may be possible for a malicious HTML mail
message to leverage this flaw, and conduct a cross-site scripting
attack against a user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-5947)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain
malformed HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing malicious
content could cause Thunderbird to crash, or potentially execute
arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-5959)

A race condition existed when Thunderbird set the 'window.location'
property when displaying HTML mail content. This flaw could allow a
HTML mail message to set an arbitrary Referer header, which may lead
to a Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that
rely only on the Referer header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960)

All users of thunderbird are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-December/000459.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: 67616 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5947
CVE-2007-5959
CVE-2007-5960