Fedora 8 : thunderbird-188.8.131.52-1.fc8 (2008-6706)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 33841
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
(CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803) A flaw was found in the way a malformed .properties file was processed by Thunderbird. A malicious extension could read uninitialized memory, possibly leaking sensitive data to the extension. (CVE-2008-2807) A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed information about self-signed certificates. It was possible for a self-signed certificate to contain multiple alternate name entries, which were not all displayed to the user, allowing them to mistakenly extend trust to an unknown site. (CVE-2008-2809) Thunderbird was updated to upstream version 184.108.40.206 to address these flaws: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known- vulnerabilities/thunderbird20.html#thunderbird220.127.116.11
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SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.