CentOS 4 / 5 : thunderbird (CESA-2011:0887)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 55405
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS 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 critical 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.

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled malformed JPEG images.
An HTML mail message containing a malicious JPEG image could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-2377)

Multiple dangling pointer flaws were found in Thunderbird. Malicious HTML content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2011-0083, CVE-2011-0085, CVE-2011-2363)

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML content.
Malicious HTML content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-2364, CVE-2011-2365, CVE-2011-2374, CVE-2011-2375, CVE-2011-2376)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled JavaScript Array objects. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to execute JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-2371)

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled malformed JavaScript. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to execute JavaScript with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-2373)

It was found that Thunderbird could treat two separate cookies (for web content) as interchangeable if both were for the same domain name but one of those domain names had a trailing '.' character. This violates the same-origin policy and could possibly lead to data being leaked to the wrong domain. (CVE-2011-2362)

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?74dad046

http://www.nessus.org/u?5dc71820

http://www.nessus.org/u?9c69fbc7

http://www.nessus.org/u?2bd5cdac

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 55405

File Name: centos_RHSA-2011-0887.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/23/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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: 8/14/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/30/2011

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Metasploit (Mozilla Firefox Array.reduceRight() Integer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0083, CVE-2011-0085, CVE-2011-2362, CVE-2011-2363, CVE-2011-2364, CVE-2011-2365, CVE-2011-2371, CVE-2011-2373, CVE-2011-2374, CVE-2011-2375, CVE-2011-2376, CVE-2011-2377, CVE-2011-2605

RHSA: 2011:0887