Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87773
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSeveral 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-2015-7201, CVE-2015-7205, CVE-2015-7212, CVE-2015-7213)
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled content using the 'data:' and 'view-source:' URIs. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the same-origin policy and read data from cross-site URLs and local files. (CVE-2015-7214)
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected thunderbird and / or thunderbird-debuginfo packages.