Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL6.x i386/x86_64

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61115
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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 dangling pointer flaw was found in the Thunderbird Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) text manipulation routine. An HTML mail message containing a malicious SVG image could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-0084)

A dangling pointer flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled a certain Document Object Model (DOM) element. 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-2011-2378)

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?eec507c9

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61115

File Name: sl_20110816_thunderbird_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: 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: 8/16/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/18/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0084, CVE-2011-2378, CVE-2011-2982