Oracle Linux 4 / 6 : thunderbird (ELSA-2011-1243)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1243 :

An updated thunderbird package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

It was found that a Certificate Authority (CA) issued a fraudulent
HTTPS certificate. This update renders any HTTPS certificates signed
by that CA as untrusted, except for a select few. The now untrusted
certificates that were issued before July 1, 2011 can be manually
re-enabled and used again at your own risk in Thunderbird
however,
affected certificates issued after this date cannot be re-enabled or
used. (BZ#734316)

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/2011-September/002323.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-September/002332.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-September/002331.html

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

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