Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : thunderbird vulnerabilities (USN-701-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37974
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Chip Salzenberg, Justin Schuh, Tom Cross, and Peter William discovered Thunderbird did not properly parse URLs when processing certain control characters. (CVE-2008-5508)
Kojima Hajime discovered that Thunderbird did not properly handle an escaped null character. An attacker may be able to exploit this flaw to bypass script sanitization. (CVE-2008-5510)
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.