Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60514
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-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513)
Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed.
An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507)
A flaw was found in the way malformed URLs were processed by Thunderbird. This flaw could prevent various URL sanitization mechanisms from properly parsing a malicious URL. (CVE-2008-5508)
All running instances of Thunderbird must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.