CentOS 6 : thunderbird (CESA-2012:0140)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58041
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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 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical 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 heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled PNG (Portable Network Graphics) images. An HTML mail message or remote content containing a specially crafted PNG image could cause Thunderbird to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3026)

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which corrects this issue. After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?39a81b8a

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58041

File Name: centos_RHSA-2012-0140.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/21/2012

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-3026

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:thunderbird, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/16/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3026

RHSA: 2012:0140