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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60498


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


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-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was processed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024)


Update the affected thunderbird package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60498

File Name: sl_20081119_thunderbird_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024

CWE: 20, 94, 189, 200, 287, 399