Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : thunderbird (ELSA-2015-0771)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:0771 :

An updated thunderbird package that fixes multiple security issues is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

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-2015-0813, CVE-2015-0815,
CVE-2015-0801)

A flaw was found in the way documents were loaded via resource URLs.
An attacker could use this flaw to bypass certain restrictions and
under certain conditions even execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-0816)

A flaw was found in the Beacon interface implementation in
Thunderbird. A web page containing malicious content could allow a
remote attacker to conduct a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack.
(CVE-2015-0807)

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.

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Christian Holler, Byron Campen, Steve
Fink, Mariusz Mlynski, Christoph Kerschbaumer, Muneaki Nishimura, Olli
Pettay, Boris Zbarsky, and Aki Helin as the original reporters of
these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Thunderbird 31.6.0. You can find a link to the
Mozilla advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 31.6.0, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-April/004979.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-April/004980.html

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82517 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0801
CVE-2015-0807
CVE-2015-0813
CVE-2015-0815
CVE-2015-0816

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