Oracle Linux 6 : thunderbird (ELSA-2013-1269)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1269 :

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important 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 content.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1725,
CVE-2013-1730, CVE-2013-1732, CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain DOM JavaScript
objects. An attacker could use this flaw to make JavaScript client or
add-on code make incorrect, security sensitive decisions.
(CVE-2013-1737)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges André Bargull, Scoobidiver, Bobby
Holley, Reuben Morais, Abhishek Arya, Ms2ger, Sachin Shinde, Aki
Helin, Nils, and Boris Zbarsky as the original reporters of these
issues.

Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a
specially-crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by
default for mail messages. They could be exploited another way in
Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an
RSS feed.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 17.0.9 ESR, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-September/003670.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69941 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62463
62467
62478
62479

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1718
CVE-2013-1722
CVE-2013-1725
CVE-2013-1730
CVE-2013-1732
CVE-2013-1735
CVE-2013-1736
CVE-2013-1737