Oracle Linux 6 : thunderbird (ELSA-2012-1362)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 68639
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:1362 :

An updated thunderbird package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled security wrappers.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-4193)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges moz_bug_r_a4 as the original reporter.

Note: This issue cannot be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. It could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which corrects this issue. After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird package.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2012-October/003078.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68639

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-1362.nasl

Version: 1.11

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: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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: 10/13/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4193

BID: 55889

RHSA: 2012:1362