CentOS 5 / 6 : thunderbird (CESA-2013:0627)
High Nessus Plugin ID 65226
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated thunderbird package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
A flaw was found in the processing of malformed content. Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-0787)
Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges VUPEN Security via the TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative project as the original reporter.
All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which corrects this issue. After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.