Oracle Linux 4 : thunderbird (ELSA-2008-0976)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 67764
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0976 :

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.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail content. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was processed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024)

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-November/000810.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 67764

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0976.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/13/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024, CVE-2008-5052

BID: 32281

RHSA: 2008:0976

CWE: 20, 94, 189, 200, 287, 399