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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed content.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3101, CVE-2012-1937, CVE-2012-1938, CVE-2012-1939, CVE-2012-1940, CVE-2012-1941, CVE-2012-1946, CVE-2012-1947)
Note: CVE-2011-3101 only affected users of certain NVIDIA display drivers with graphics cards that have hardware acceleration enabled.
It was found that the Content Security Policy (CSP) implementation in Thunderbird no longer blocked Thunderbird inline event handlers.
Malicious content could possibly bypass intended restrictions if that content relied on CSP to protect against flaws such as cross-site scripting (XSS). (CVE-2012-1944)
If a web server hosted content that is stored on a Microsoft Windows share, or a Samba share, loading such content with Thunderbird could result in Windows shortcut files (.lnk) in the same share also being loaded. An attacker could use this flaw to view the contents of local files and directories on the victim's system. This issue also affected users opening content from Microsoft Windows shares, or Samba shares, that are mounted on their systems. (CVE-2012-1945)
All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 10.0.5 ESR, 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.