Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : thunderbird (ELSA-2015-1012)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1012 :

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-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2710,

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird
processed compressed XML data. An attacker could create specially
crafted compressed XML content that, when processed by Thunderbird,
could cause it to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-2716)

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 Jesse Ruderman, Mats Palmgren, Byron
Campen, Steve Fink, Atte Kettunen, Scott Bell, and Ucha Gobejishvili
as the original reporters of these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Thunderbird 31.7. 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 31.7, which corrects these issues. After
installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes
to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83535 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74611

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3079

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