Fedora Core 5 : thunderbird-184.108.40.206-1.fc5 (2006-977)
High Nessus Plugin ID 24181
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain regular expressions. A malicious HTML email could cause a crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
A flaw was found in the Thunderbird auto-update verification system.
An attacker who has the ability to spoof a victim's DNS could get Firefox to download and install malicious code. In order to exploit this issue an attacker would also need to get a victim to previously accept an unverifiable certificate. (CVE-2006-4567)
A number of flaws were found in Thunderbird. A malicious HTML email could cause a crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-4571)
Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this update, which contains Thunderbird version 220.127.116.11 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.