RHEL 4 / 5 : thunderbird (RHSA-2008:0976)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34842

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat 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 malformed HTML mail content. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was processed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024)

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

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5012

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5014

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5016

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5017

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5018

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5021

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5022

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5024

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5052

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0976

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34842

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0976.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/11/21

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024, CVE-2008-5052

BID: 32281

RHSA: 2008:0976

CWE: 20, 94, 189, 200, 287, 399