Oracle Linux 4 : thunderbird (ELSA-2010-0812)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0812 :

An updated thunderbird package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A race condition flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled
Document Object Model (DOM) element properties. An HTML mail message
containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-3765)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. The
CVE-2010-3765 issue is not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves this issue. All running instances of Thunderbird must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-October/001716.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68131 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44425

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3765