Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20160218)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 88860

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-2016-1930, CVE-2016-1935)

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?c5b464e4

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 88860

File Name: sl_20160218_thunderbird_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/19

Updated: 2020/03/12

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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: 2016/02/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1930, CVE-2016-1935