Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61231
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
A use-after-free flaw was found in the way Thunderbird removed nsDOMAttribute child nodes. In certain circumstances, due to the premature notification of AttributeChildRemoved, a malicious script could possibly use this flaw to cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3659)
Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed content. 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-2012-0442)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird parsed certain Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image files that contained eXtensible Style Sheet Language Transformations (XSLT). An HTML mail message containing a malicious SVG image file could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0449)
The same-origin policy in Thunderbird treated http://example.com and http://[example.com] as interchangeable. A malicious script could possibly use this flaw to gain access to sensitive information (such as a client's IP and user e-mail address, or httpOnly cookies) that may be included in HTTP proxy error replies, generated in response to invalid URLs using square brackets. (CVE-2011-3670)
For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security advisories for Thunderbird 3.1.18.
All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Thunderbird version 3.1.18, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.