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-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2710,
CVE-2015-2713)

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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ddc9c4f8

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: 83538 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2708
CVE-2015-2710
CVE-2015-2713
CVE-2015-2716

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