RHEL 4 / 5 : thunderbird (RHSA-2009:0002)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35315
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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-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed.
An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507)

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 malformed URLs were processed by Thunderbird. This flaw could prevent various URL sanitization mechanisms from properly parsing a malicious URL. (CVE-2008-5508)

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues. All running instances of Thunderbird must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5500

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5501

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5502

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5503

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5506

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5507

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5508

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5511

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5512

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5513

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:0002

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35315

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0002.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/8/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/7/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/17/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507, CVE-2008-5508, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513

BID: 32882

RHSA: 2009:0002

CWE: 20, 79, 200, 264, 399