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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60873

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VPR Score: 6.7

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-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3180)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird. The above issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

A flaw was found in the script that launches Thunderbird. The LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable was appending a '.' character, which could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a different user running Thunderbird, if that user ran Thunderbird from within an attacker-controlled directory. (CVE-2010-3182)

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?427cca7d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60873

File Name: sl_20101019_thunderbird_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2021/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3180, CVE-2010-3182