Oracle Linux 6 : thunderbird (ELSA-2010-0969)

high Nessus Plugin ID 68159


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0969 :

An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML content.
Malicious HTML content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2010-3776, CVE-2010-3777)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled in Thunderbird for mail messages.
The above issues are believed to not be exploitable without JavaScript.

This update adds support for the Sanitiser for OpenType (OTS) library to Thunderbird. This library helps prevent potential exploits in malformed OpenType fonts by verifying the font file prior to use.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues. All running instances of Thunderbird must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected thunderbird package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68159

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0969.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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:6

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: 2/16/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/10/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3768, CVE-2010-3776, CVE-2010-3777

BID: 45322, 45352

RHSA: 2010:0969