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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61115

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: 1.7

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