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-2015-4473, CVE-2015-4491,
CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489)

Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially
crafted HTML mail message because JavaScript is disabled by default
for mail messages. However, they could be exploited in other ways in
Thunderbird (for example, by 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?4a357acb

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85646 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-4473
CVE-2015-4487
CVE-2015-4488
CVE-2015-4489
CVE-2015-4491

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