Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL5.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20160512)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91216

Synopsis

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

Description

This update upgrades Thunderbird to version 38.8.0.

Security Fix(es) :

- Two 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-2016-2805, CVE-2016-2807)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ee106186

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91216

File Name: sl_20160512_thunderbird_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/18/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/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: 5/12/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/30/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2805, CVE-2016-2807