Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : thunderbird vulnerability (USN-1758-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 65250
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-1758-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Firefox. This update provides the corresponding update for Thunderbird.
It was discovered that Firefox contained a memory safety issue. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted page with the HTML editor, a remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.