Oracle Linux 4 : thunderbird (ELSA-2006-0760)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67432

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0760 :

Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processes certain malformed JavaScript code. A malicious web page could cause the execution of JavaScript code in such a way that could cause Thunderbird to crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird;
this issue is not exploitable without enabling JavaScript.
(CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504)

Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird renders web pages. A malicious web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2006-6497)

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird parses the Content-Type mail header. A malicious mail message could cause the Thunderbird client to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-6505)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to apply this update, which contains Thunderbird version 1.5.0.9 that corrects these issues.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2006-December/000037.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67432

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2006-0760.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2018/07/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:thunderbird, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504, CVE-2006-6505

BID: 21668

RHSA: 2006:0760

CWE: 94