Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61306

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 Sanitiser for OpenType (OTS), used by Thunderbird to help prevent potential exploits in malformed OpenType fonts.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3062)

Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0467, CVE-2012-0468, CVE-2012-0469)

Content containing a malicious Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image file could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2012-0470)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird used its embedded Cairo library to render certain fonts. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2012-0472)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird rendered certain images using WebGL. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, under certain conditions, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-0478)

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled certain multibyte character sets. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to run JavaScript code with the permissions of different content. (CVE-2012-0471)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird rendered certain graphics using WebGL. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash.
(CVE-2012-0473)

A flaw in the built-in feed reader in Thunderbird allowed the Website field to display the address of different content than the content the user was visiting. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site, or allowing scripts to be loaded from the attacker's site, possibly leading to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2012-0474)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird decoded the ISO-2022-KR and ISO-2022-CN character sets. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to run JavaScript code with the permissions of different content.
(CVE-2012-0477)

A flaw was found in the way the built-in feed reader in Thunderbird handled RSS and Atom feeds. Invalid RSS or Atom content loaded over HTTPS caused Thunderbird to display the address of said content, but not the content. The previous content continued to be displayed. An attacker could use this flaw to perform phishing attacks, or trick users into thinking they are visiting the site reported by the Website field, when the page is actually content controlled by an attacker.
(CVE-2012-0479)

Note: All issues except CVE-2012-0470, CVE-2012-0472, and CVE-2011-3062 cannot be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. It could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3a8c06f3

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61306

File Name: sl_20120424_thunderbird_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/16

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: 2012/04/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3062, CVE-2012-0467, CVE-2012-0469, CVE-2012-0470, CVE-2012-0471, CVE-2012-0472, CVE-2012-0473, CVE-2012-0474, CVE-2012-0477, CVE-2012-0478, CVE-2012-0479