Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 69258

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed content.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1701)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird generated Certificate Request Message Format (CRMF) requests. An attacker could use this flaw to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-1710)

A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled the interaction between frames and browser history. An attacker could use this flaw to trick Thunderbird into treating malicious content as if it came from the browser history, allowing for XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1709)

It was found that the same-origin policy could be bypassed due to the way Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) were checked in JavaScript. An attacker could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks, or install malicious add-ons from third-party pages. (CVE-2013-1713)

It was found that web workers could bypass the same-origin policy. An attacker could use this flaw to perform XSS attacks. (CVE-2013-1714)

It was found that, in certain circumstances, Thunderbird incorrectly handled Java applets. If a user launched an untrusted Java applet via Thunderbird, the applet could use this flaw to obtain read-only access to files on the user's local system. (CVE-2013-1717)

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

After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?09f58c37

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 69258

File Name: sl_20130807_thunderbird_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/08/08

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/07

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox toString console.time Privileged Javascript Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1701, CVE-2013-1709, CVE-2013-1710, CVE-2013-1713, CVE-2013-1714, CVE-2013-1717