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VPR Score: 6.7
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 with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3180)
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.