Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : thunderbird (ELSA-2016-0001)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0001 :

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-2015-7201, CVE-2015-7205,
CVE-2015-7212, CVE-2015-7213)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled content using the
'data:' and 'view-source:' URIs. An attacker could use this flaw to
bypass the same-origin policy and read data from cross-site URLs and
local files. (CVE-2015-7214)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Andrei Vaida, Jesse Ruderman, Bob Clary,
Abhishek Arya, Ronald Crane, and Tsubasa Iinuma as the original
reporters of these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla
security advisories for Thunderbird 38.5.0. 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 38.5.0, 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/2016-January/005656.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-January/005657.html

Solution :

Update the affected thunderbird package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87753 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-7201
CVE-2015-7205
CVE-2015-7212
CVE-2015-7213
CVE-2015-7214

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