Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Two flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Firefox. (CVE-2014-8634, CVE-2014-8639)

It was found that the Beacon interface implementation in Thunderbird
did not follow the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) specification.
A web page containing malicious content could allow a remote attacker
to conduct a Cross-Site Request Forgery (XSRF) attack. (CVE-2014-8638)

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.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2fcaf79e

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80546 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8634
CVE-2014-8638
CVE-2014-8639

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