Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20130108)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 63472
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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-2013-0744, CVE-2013-0746, CVE-2013-0750, CVE-2013-0753, CVE-2013-0754, CVE-2013-0762, CVE-2013-0766, CVE-2013-0767, CVE-2013-0769)

A flaw was found in the way Chrome Object Wrappers were implemented.
Malicious content could be used to cause Thunderbird to execute arbitrary code via plug- ins installed in Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-0758)

A flaw in the way Thunderbird displayed URL values could allow malicious content or a user to perform a phishing attack.
(CVE-2013-0759)

An information disclosure flaw was found in the way certain JavaScript functions were implemented in Thunderbird. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and other security restrictions. (CVE-2013-0748)

Note: All issues except CVE-2013-0744, CVE-2013-0753, and CVE-2013-0754 cannot 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.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b0c6ca11

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 63472

File Name: sl_20130108_thunderbird_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/11/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:thunderbird-debuginfo, 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: 1/8/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/13/2013

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Firefox 17.0.1 Flash Privileged Code Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0744, CVE-2013-0746, CVE-2013-0748, CVE-2013-0750, CVE-2013-0753, CVE-2013-0754, CVE-2013-0758, CVE-2013-0759, CVE-2013-0762, CVE-2013-0766, CVE-2013-0767, CVE-2013-0769