Fedora 7 : thunderbird-2.0.0.14-1.fc7 (2008-3519)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

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
processing of malformed JavaScript 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-2008-1380) Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in
Thunderbird; the above issue is not exploitable unless JavaScript is
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 :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=438713
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=438715
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=438717
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=438718
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=438721
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=440518
http://www.nessus.org/u?fe064432

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32204 (fedora_2008-3519.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 28448
28818

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1233
CVE-2008-1234
CVE-2008-1235
CVE-2008-1236
CVE-2008-1237
CVE-2008-1380

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