Oracle Linux 6 : thunderbird (ELSA-2011-0886)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0886 :

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.

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-2011-2377)

Multiple dangling pointer flaws were found in Thunderbird. Malicious
HTML content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2011-0083, CVE-2011-0085, CVE-2011-2363)

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-2011-2364, CVE-2011-2365, CVE-2011-2374,
CVE-2011-2375, CVE-2011-2376)

It was found that Thunderbird could treat two separate cookies (for
web content) as interchangeable if both were for the same domain name
but one of those domain names had a trailing '.' character. This
violates the same-origin policy and could possibly lead to data being
leaked to the wrong domain. (CVE-2011-2362)

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-June/002192.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)