Fedora 8 : thunderbird- (2008-2060)

high Nessus Plugin ID 31314


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client. Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0419) Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird displayed malformed HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could trick a user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0593) A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handles certain chrome URLs. If a user has certain extensions installed, it could allow a malicious HTML mail message to steal sensitive session data. Note: this flaw does not affect a default installation of Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0418) Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the above issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled. A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird saves certain text files. If a remote site offers a file of type 'plain/text', rather than 'text/plain', Thunderbird will not show future 'text/plain' content to the user, forcing them to save those files locally to view the content.
(CVE-2008-0592) Users of thunderbird are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve 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 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31314

File Name: fedora_2008-2060.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/29/2008

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:thunderbird, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/28/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0304, CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0418, CVE-2008-0419, CVE-2008-0420, CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0592, CVE-2008-0593

BID: 27406, 27683, 28012

CWE: 119, 200, 22, 399, 79

FEDORA: 2008-2060