CentOS 4 / 5 : thunderbird (CESA-2011:1165)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 55863

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.

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-2011-2982)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled malformed JavaScript.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to access already freed memory, causing Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2011-2983)

Note: This update disables support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) images in Thunderbird on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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?5b60fa9c

http://www.nessus.org/u?98d5c944

http://www.nessus.org/u?7acd88ce

http://www.nessus.org/u?97ed0b7f

http://www.nessus.org/u?af6c8cff

http://www.nessus.org/u?3a607887

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 55863

File Name: centos_RHSA-2011-1165.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/08/17

Updated: 2019/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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: 2011/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2982, CVE-2011-2983

BID: 49166

RHSA: 2011:1165