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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60608

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-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1303, CVE-2009-1305, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1838)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was processed. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could execute arbitrary JavaScript in the context of the mail message, possibly presenting misleading data to the user, or stealing sensitive information such as login credentials. (CVE-2009-1306, CVE-2009-1307, CVE-2009-1308, CVE-2009-1309)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled error responses returned from proxy servers. If an attacker is able to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack against a Thunderbird instance that is using a proxy server, they may be able to steal sensitive information from the site Thunderbird is displaying. (CVE-2009-1836)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. None of the above issues are exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

All running instances of Thunderbird must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?853da556

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60608

File Name: sl_20090625_thunderbird_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/04/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1303, CVE-2009-1305, CVE-2009-1306, CVE-2009-1307, CVE-2009-1308, CVE-2009-1309, CVE-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1836, CVE-2009-1838

CWE: 16, 20, 79, 94, 287, 399