Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 71391
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral 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-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5616, CVE-2013-5618, CVE-2013-6671, CVE-2013-5613)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird rendered web content with missing character encoding information. An attacker could use this flaw to possibly bypass same-origin inheritance and perform cross site-scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2013-5612)
It was found that certain malicious web content could bypass restrictions applied by sandboxed iframes. An attacker could combine this flaw with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2013-5614)
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.