RHEL 4 / 5 : thunderbird (RHSA-2007:0401)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25366


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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.

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed JavaScript code. A web page containing malicious JavaScript code could cause Thunderbird to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868)

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Thunderbird handled certain form and cookie data. A malicious website that is able to set arbitrary form and cookie data could prevent Thunderbird from functioning properly. (CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2869)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed certain APOP authentication requests. By sending certain responses when Thunderbird attempted to authenticate against an APOP server, a remote attacker could potentially acquire certain portions of a user's authentication credentials. (CVE-2007-1558)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed certain web content.
A malicious web page could generate content which could overlay user interface elements such as the hostname and security indicators, tricking users into thinking they are visiting a different site.

Users of Thunderbird are advised to apply this update, which contains Thunderbird version that corrects these issues.


Update the affected thunderbird package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25366

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0401.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/06/01

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-1558, CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868, CVE-2007-2869, CVE-2007-2871

BID: 23257, 24242

OSVDB: 35134, 35135, 35136, 35137, 35138, 35139, 35140

RHSA: 2007:0401

CWE: 20, 94, 119