Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60478
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSeveral flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail content. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)
Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was displayed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)
A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the handling of cancelled newsgroup messages. If the user cancels a specially crafted newsgroup message it could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
Note2: On SL4 this updates fixes the bug that when a URL link is clicked, firefox wouldn't start. Firefox now starts when a URL link is clicked.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.