CentOS 4 / 5 : thunderbird (CESA-2010:0812)

high Nessus Plugin ID 50803

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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated thunderbird package that fixes one security issue 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. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A race condition flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled Document Object Model (DOM) element properties. 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-2010-3765)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. The CVE-2010-3765 issue is not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue. All running instances of Thunderbird must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?91780f67

http://www.nessus.org/u?e6686ee0

http://www.nessus.org/u?9ea873d2

http://www.nessus.org/u?fa9372e3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50803

File Name: centos_RHSA-2010-0812.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:thunderbird, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/1/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/27/2010

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Metasploit (Mozilla Firefox Interleaved document.write/appendChild Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3765

BID: 44425

RHSA: 2010:0812