Fedora Core 5 : thunderbird- (2007-551)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25377


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security bugs are now available for Fedora Core.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Fedora 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.

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.


Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25377

File Name: fedora_2007-551.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/06/04

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:thunderbird-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/31

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2007-551