RHEL 4 : thunderbird (RHSA-2005:094)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17184
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated Thunderbird package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled cookies when loading content over HTTP regardless of the user's preference. It is possible that a particular user could be tracked through the use of malicious mail messages which load content over HTTP. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0149 to this issue.
Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 1.0 and is not vulnerable to this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.