Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61114
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMozilla 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)
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.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.