This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5597, CVE-2013-5599,
CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602)
allocated memory for certain functions. An attacker could combine this
flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5595)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain Extensible
Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) files. An attacker could
combine this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5604)
Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially
mail messages. They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for
example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0