Scientific Linux Security Update : Thunderbird on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60189

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed JavaScript code. A web page containing malicious JavaScript code could cause Thunderbird to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868)

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way Thunderbird handled certain form and cookie data. A malicious website that is able to set arbitrary form and cookie data could prevent Thunderbird from functioning properly. (CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2869)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird processed certain APOP authentication requests. By sending certain responses when Thunderbird attempted to authenticate against an APOP server, a remote attacker could potentially acquire certain portions of a user's authentication credentials. (CVE-2007-1558)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird displayed certain web content.
A malicious web page could generate content which could overlay user interface elements such as the hostname and security indicators, tricking users into thinking they are visiting a different site.
(CVE-2007-2871)

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?62b3976d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60189

File Name: sl_20070530_Thunderbird_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-1558, CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868, CVE-2007-2869, CVE-2007-2871

CWE: 20, 94, 119