Fedora 8 : thunderbird- (2008-6706)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 33841


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues are now available for Fedora 8. Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML content. An HTML mail containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2811) Multiple flaws were found in the processing of malformed JavaScript content. An HTML mail containing such malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(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 to address these flaws: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known- vulnerabilities/thunderbird20.html#thunderbird2.0.0.16

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: Critical

ID: 33841

File Name: fedora_2008-6706.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/08/08

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC: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: 2008/08/07

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2785, CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803, CVE-2008-2807, CVE-2008-2809, CVE-2008-2811

BID: 29802, 30038

FEDORA: 2008-6706

CWE: 20, 189, 200, 264, 399