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

high Nessus Plugin ID 60855
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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 with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-3169)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in Thunderbird. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-2765)

A use-after-free flaw and several dangling pointer flaws were found in Thunderbird. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-2760, CVE-2010-2767, CVE-2010-3167, CVE-2010-3168)

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in Thunderbird. Remote HTML content could cause Thunderbird to execute JavaScript code with the permissions of different remote HTML content. (CVE-2010-2768)

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?b6cab455

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60855

File Name: sl_20100907_thunderbird_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: 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

Patch Publication Date: 9/7/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2760, CVE-2010-2765, CVE-2010-2767, CVE-2010-2768, CVE-2010-3167, CVE-2010-3168, CVE-2010-3169