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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client. Several
flaws were found in the processing of some malformed HTML mail
content. An HTML mail message containing such malicious content could
cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as
the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1235,
CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237) Several flaws were found in the display
of malformed web content. An HTML mail message containing specially
crafted content could, potentially, trick a user into surrendering
sensitive information. (CVE-2008-1234) A flaw was found in the
containing such malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
enabled. All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches to resolve 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 :
Update the affected thunderbird package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Fedora Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 32204 (fedora_2008-3519.nasl)
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