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-2016-1952, CVE-2016-1954,
CVE-2016-1957, CVE-2016-1960, CVE-2016-1961, CVE-2016-1974,
CVE-2016-1964, CVE-2016-1966)

Multiple security flaws were found in the graphite2 font library
shipped with Thunderbird. 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-2016-1977, CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792,
CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796,
CVE-2016-2797, CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800,
CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?412fb5c8

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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