Fedora Core 5 : thunderbird-1.5.0.7-1.fc5 (2006-977)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain regular
expressions. A malicious HTML email could cause a crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2006-4565, CVE-2006-4566)

A flaw was found in the Thunderbird auto-update verification system.
An attacker who has the ability to spoof a victim's DNS could get
Firefox to download and install malicious code. In order to exploit
this issue an attacker would also need to get a victim to previously
accept an unverifiable certificate. (CVE-2006-4567)

A flaw was found in the handling of JavaScript timed events. A
malicious HTML email could crash the browser or possibly execute
arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-4253)

A flaw was found in Thunderbird that triggered when a HTML message
contained a remote image pointing to a XBL script. An attacker could
have created a carefully crafted message which would execute
JavaScript if certain actions were performed on the email by the
recipient, even if JavaScript was disabled. (CVE-2006-4570)

A number of flaws were found in Thunderbird. A malicious HTML email
could cause a crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-4571)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this update, which
contains Thunderbird version 1.5.0.7 that corrects these issues.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d24ee32c

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24181 (fedora_2006-977.nasl)

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