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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60478
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

Several 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 flaw was found in Thunderbird that caused certain characters to be stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScript to bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the above issue is not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

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.
(CVE-2008-4070)

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.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?91fa9c68

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60478

File Name: sl_20081001_thunderbird_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/1/2008

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068, CVE-2008-4070

CWE: 22, 79, 119, 189, 264, 399