Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5616, CVE-2013-5618,
CVE-2013-6671, CVE-2013-5613)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird rendered web content with
missing character encoding information. An attacker could use this
flaw to possibly bypass same-origin inheritance and perform cross
site-scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-5612)

It was found that certain malicious web content could bypass
restrictions applied by sandboxed iframes. An attacker could combine
this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5614)

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.

After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9d7fea2d

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo
packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71391 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5609
CVE-2013-5612
CVE-2013-5613
CVE-2013-5614
CVE-2013-5616
CVE-2013-5618
CVE-2013-6671