Oracle Linux 6 : thunderbird (ELSA-2011-0311)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0311 :

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML content.
Malicious HTML content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-1585, CVE-2011-0053, CVE-2011-0062)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled malformed JPEG images.
An HTML mail message containing a malicious JPEG image could cause
Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0061)

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

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-March/001961.html

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68214 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1585
CVE-2011-0053
CVE-2011-0061
CVE-2011-0062