Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20150825)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 85646

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-4473, CVE-2015-4491, CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489)

Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially crafted HTML mail message because JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages. However, they could be exploited in other ways in Thunderbird (for example, by 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?40a93d02

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 85646

File Name: sl_20150825_thunderbird_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/26

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:thunderbird-debuginfo, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4473, CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489, CVE-2015-4491