Fedora 9 : thunderbird-2.0.0.21-1.fc9 (2009-2884)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35984
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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

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-2009-0040, CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0774, CVE-2009-0775) 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-2009-0355, CVE-2009-0776) Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. None of the above issues are exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

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.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=483139

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=483141

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=483143

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=486355

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=488273

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=488283

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=488287

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=488290

http://www.nessus.org/u?8ce5a8e3

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35984

File Name: fedora_2009-2884.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/22/2009

Updated: 1/11/2021

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:fedoraproject:fedora:thunderbird, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/21/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0040, CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0355, CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0774, CVE-2009-0775, CVE-2009-0776

BID: 33598, 33827, 33990

FEDORA: 2009-2884

CWE: 94, 200, 264, 399