Fedora 8 : thunderbird-2.0.0.16-1.fc8 (2008-6706)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Fedora 8. Several flaws were found in the processing of
malformed HTML content. An HTML mail containing malicious content
could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2798,
CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2811) Multiple flaws were found in the
processing of malformed JavaScript content. An HTML mail containing
such malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803) A flaw was found in the way a malformed
.properties file was processed by Thunderbird. A malicious extension
could read uninitialized memory, possibly leaking sensitive data to
the extension. (CVE-2008-2807) A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird
displayed information about self-signed certificates. It was possible
for a self-signed certificate to contain multiple alternate name
entries, which were not all displayed to the user, allowing them to
mistakenly extend trust to an unknown site. (CVE-2008-2809)
Thunderbird was updated to upstream version 2.0.0.16 to address these
flaws: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-
vulnerabilities/thunderbird20.html#thunderbird2.0.0.16

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.mozilla.org/security/known-
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452204
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452597
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452598
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452600
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452602
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452709
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452711
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=453007
http://www.nessus.org/u?b909f93f

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33841 (fedora_2008-6706.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29802
30038

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2785
CVE-2008-2798
CVE-2008-2799
CVE-2008-2802
CVE-2008-2803
CVE-2008-2807
CVE-2008-2809
CVE-2008-2811

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