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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61145
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled frame objects with certain names. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a plug-in to grant its content access to another site or the local file system, violating the same-origin policy. (CVE-2011-2999)

An integer underflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled large JavaScript regular expressions. An HTML mail message containing malicious JavaScript 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-2011-2998)

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 and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d42ba3f5

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61145

File Name: sl_20110928_thunderbird_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/28/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2998, CVE-2011-2999