RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : thunderbird (RHSA-2016:2850)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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 45.5.1.

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw was 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-2016-9079)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this
issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9079.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?e8153102
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2850.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95562 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9079

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