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 web content. A
web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1493, CVE-2014-1510,
CVE-2014-1511, CVE-2014-1512, CVE-2014-1513, CVE-2014-1514)

Several information disclosure flaws were found in the way Thunderbird
processed malformed web content. An attacker could use these flaws to
gain access to sensitive information such as cross-domain content or
protected memory addresses or, potentially, cause Thunderbird to
crash. (CVE-2014-1497, CVE-2014-1508, CVE-2014-1505)

A memory corruption flaw was found in the way Thunderbird rendered
certain PDF files. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a
malicious extension could use this flaw to crash Thunderbird or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1509)

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?c7ad57f8

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73116 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1493
CVE-2014-1497
CVE-2014-1505
CVE-2014-1508
CVE-2014-1509
CVE-2014-1510
CVE-2014-1511
CVE-2014-1512
CVE-2014-1513
CVE-2014-1514