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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Several problems were discovered in the browser engine of Thunderbird.
(CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4063, CVE-2008-4064)
Boris Zbarsky and Georgi Guninski independently discovered flaws in the resource: protocol. An attacker could exploit this to perform directory traversal, read information about the system, and prompt the user to save information in a file. (CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)
Georgi Guninski discovered that Thunderbird improperly handled cancelled newsgroup messages. If a user opened a crafted newsgroup message, an attacker could cause a buffer overrun and potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-4070).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.