CentOS 4 / 5 : thunderbird (CESA-2008:0209)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31946

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

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

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of some malformed HTML mail content. An HTML mail message containing such malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237)

Several flaws were found in the display of malformed web content. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could, potentially, trick a user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1241)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the above issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?32391eb1

http://www.nessus.org/u?0b48cbb9

http://www.nessus.org/u?44768f91

http://www.nessus.org/u?1653d2fd

http://www.nessus.org/u?239e66bd

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31946

File Name: centos_RHSA-2008-0209.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/04/17

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:thunderbird, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/03/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237, CVE-2008-1238, CVE-2008-1241

BID: 28448

RHSA: 2008:0209

CWE: 59, 79, 94, 287, 399