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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62774


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


Note: None of the issues in this advisory can be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.

After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


Update the affected thunderbird package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62774

File Name: sl_20121029_thunderbird_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/31

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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: 2012/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4194, CVE-2012-4195, CVE-2012-4196