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

high Nessus Plugin ID 61174
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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 certain add-ons.
Malicious, remote content could cause an add-on to elevate its privileges, which could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3647)

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain multibyte character sets. Malicious, remote content could cause Thunderbird to run JavaScript code with the permissions of different remote content. (CVE-2011-3648)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled large JavaScript scripts. Malicious, remote content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3650)

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?098db253

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61174

File Name: sl_20111108_thunderbird_on_SL6_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: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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: 11/8/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3647, CVE-2011-3648, CVE-2011-3650