Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.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-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.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b5845381

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82522 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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