Fedora Core 6 : thunderbird-188.8.131.52-2.fc6 (2006-1491)
High Nessus Plugin ID 24079
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
(CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504)
Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird renders web pages. A malicious web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird parses the Content-Type mail header. A malicious mail message could cause the Thunderbird client to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-6505)
Users of Thunderbird are advised to apply this update, which contains Thunderbird version 184.108.40.206 that corrects these issues.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.