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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60338


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled the jar: URI scheme. It may be possible for a malicious HTML mail message to leverage this flaw, and conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-5947)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-5959)

A race condition existed when Thunderbird set the 'window.location' property when displaying HTML mail content. This flaw could allow a HTML mail message to set an arbitrary Referer header, which may lead to a Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960)


Update the affected thunderbird package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60338

File Name: sl_20071219_thunderbird_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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: 2007/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5947, CVE-2007-5959, CVE-2007-5960

CWE: 22, 79