Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61367
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-2012-1948, CVE-2012-1951, CVE-2012-1952, CVE-2012-1953, CVE-2012-1954, CVE-2012-1958, CVE-2012-1962, CVE-2012-1967)
Malicious content could bypass same-compartment security wrappers (SCSW) and execute arbitrary code with chrome privileges.
A flaw in the way Thunderbird called history.forward and history.back could allow an attacker to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing trusted content.
A flaw in the way Thunderbird handled X-Frame-Options headers could allow malicious content to perform a clickjacking attack.
A flaw in the way Content Security Policy (CSP) reports were generated by Thunderbird could allow malicious content to steal a victim's OAuth 2.0 access tokens and OpenID credentials. (CVE-2012-1963)
A flaw in the way Thunderbird handled certificate warnings could allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to create a crafted warning, possibly tricking a user into accepting an arbitrary certificate as trusted.
A previous nss update introduced a mitigation for the CVE-2011-3389 flaw. For compatibility reasons, it remains disabled by default in the nss packages. This update makes Thunderbird enable the mitigation by default. It can be disabled by setting the NSS_SSL_CBC_RANDOM_IV environment variable to 0 before launching Thunderbird.
All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains Thunderbird version 10.0.6 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.