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-2014-1518, CVE-2014-1524,
CVE-2014-1529, CVE-2014-1531)

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way Thunderbird resolved hosts
in certain circumstances. An attacker could use this flaw to crash
Thunderbird or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1532)

An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way Thunderbird decoded
JPEG images. Loading an email or a web page containing a specially
crafted JPEG image could cause Thunderbird to crash. (CVE-2014-1523)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled browser navigations
through history. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to cause the
address bar of the browser to display a web page name while loading
content from an entirely different web page, which could allow for
cross- site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2014-1530)

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?c0be8845

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: 73798 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1518
CVE-2014-1523
CVE-2014-1524
CVE-2014-1529
CVE-2014-1530
CVE-2014-1531
CVE-2014-1532