RHEL 4 / 5 : thunderbird (RHSA-2010:0780)

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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 with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3180)

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 script that launches Thunderbird. The LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable was appending a '.' character, which could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a different user running Thunderbird, if that user ran Thunderbird from within an attacker-controlled directory. (CVE-2010-3182)

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves 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-2010-3176

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3180

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3182

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0780

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50038

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0780.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/20/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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:4.8, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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: 10/19/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/21/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3180, CVE-2010-3182

BID: 44243, 44248, 44251

RHSA: 2010:0780