RHEL 5 / 6 : thunderbird (RHSA-2014:0742)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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 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-2014-1533, CVE-2014-1538,
CVE-2014-1541)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Gary Kwong, Christoph Diehl, Christian
Holler, Hannes Verschore, Jan de Mooij, Ryan VanderMeulen, Jeff
Walden, Kyle Huey, Abhishek Arya, and Nils 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.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Thunderbird 24.6.0. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 24.6.0, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1533.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1538.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1541.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?333aa168
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0742.html

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74460 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67965
67976
67979

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1533
CVE-2014-1538
CVE-2014-1541