RHEL 4 : thunderbird (RHSA-2005:337)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17628


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated thunderbird packages that fix various bugs are now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Thunderbird processes GIF images. It is possible for an attacker to create a specially crafted GIF image, which when viewed by a victim will execute arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0399 to this issue.

A bug was found in the Thunderbird string handling functions. If a malicious website is able to exhaust a system's memory, it becomes possible to execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0255 to this issue.

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package which contains Thunderbird version 1.0.2 and is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected thunderbird package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17628

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-337.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/03/25

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0255, CVE-2005-0399

OSVDB: 14195, 14937

RHSA: 2005:337