Oracle Linux 4 : thunderbird (ELSA-2007-1083)
High Nessus Plugin ID 67616
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1083 :
Updated thunderbird packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.
A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled the jar: URI scheme. It may be possible for a malicious HTML mail message to leverage this flaw, and conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-5947)
Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2007-5959)
A race condition existed when Thunderbird set the 'window.location' property when displaying HTML mail content. This flaw could allow a HTML mail message to set an arbitrary Referer header, which may lead to a Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960)
All users of thunderbird are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird package.