Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A
web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1590,
CVE-2014-1592, CVE-2014-1593)

A flaw was found in the Alarm API, which could allow applications to
schedule actions to be run in the future. A malicious web application
could use this flaw to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2014-1594)

Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially
crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for
mail messages. They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for
example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.

This update disables SSL 3.0 support by default in Thunderbird.
Details on how to re-enable SSL 3.0 support are available at :

After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?58d5152b

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79714 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1587
CVE-2014-1590
CVE-2014-1592
CVE-2014-1593
CVE-2014-1594

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