Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mozilla-thunderbird (MDVSA-2010:051)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in mozilla-thunderbird :

Security researcher Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research reported that the
HTML parser incorrectly freed used memory when insufficient space was
available to process remaining input. Under such circumstances, memory
occupied by in-use objects was freed and could later be filled with
attacker-controlled text. These conditions could result in the
execution or arbitrary code if methods on the freed objects were
subsequently called (CVE-2009-1571).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2010/mfsa2010-03.html

Solution :

Update the affected 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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44954 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-051.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 38287

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1571

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