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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61114

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML content.
Malicious HTML content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-2982)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled malformed JavaScript.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to access already freed memory, causing Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2011-2983)

Note: This update disables support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) images in Thunderbird on Scientific Linux 5.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues. 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?518e96ea

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61114

File Name: sl_20110816_thunderbird_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2011/08/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2982, CVE-2011-2983