Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : thunderbird (ELSA-2016-1041)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1041 :

An update for thunderbird is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

This update upgrades Thunderbird to version 38.8.0.

Security Fix(es) :

* Two 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-2016-2805, CVE-2016-2807)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these
issues. Upstream acknowledges Phil Ringalda, Christian Holler, and
Tyson Smith as the original reporters.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-May/006031.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-May/006055.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: 91113 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2805
CVE-2016-2807

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