Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail
content. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause
Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1303,
CVE-2009-1305, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1838)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
processed. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could
execute arbitrary JavaScript in the context of the mail message,
possibly presenting misleading data to the user, or stealing sensitive
information such as login credentials. (CVE-2009-1306, CVE-2009-1307,
CVE-2009-1308, CVE-2009-1309)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled error responses
returned from proxy servers. If an attacker is able to conduct a
man-in-the-middle attack against a Thunderbird instance that is using
a proxy server, they may be able to steal sensitive information from
the site Thunderbird is displaying. (CVE-2009-1836)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. None
of the above issues are exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All running instances of Thunderbird must be restarted for the update
to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60608 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1303

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