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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.871369
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for thunderbird RHSA-2015:1012-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'thunderbird'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'thunderbird'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

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-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2710, CVE-2015-2713)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird
processed compressed XML data. An attacker could create specially crafted
compressed XML content that, when processed by Thunderbird, could cause it
to crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-2716)

Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially crafted
HTML mail message as JavaScript is disabled by default for mail messages.
They could be exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when
viewing the full remote content of an RSS feed.

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Jesse Ruderman, Mats Palmgren, Byron Campen, Steve
Fink, Atte Kettunen, Scott Bell, and Ucha Gobejishvili as the original
reporters of these issues.

For technical details regarding these flaws, refer to the Mozilla security
advisories for Thunderbird 31.7. You can find a link to the Mozilla
advisories in the References section of this erratum.

All Thunderbird users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains Thunderbird version 31.7, which corrects these issues.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes
to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
thunderbird on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
7.5

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-2708
BugTraq ID: 74615
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/74615
Debian Security Information: DSA-3260 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3260
Debian Security Information: DSA-3264 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3264
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201605-06
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:0988
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0988.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1012
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1012.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2015:0960 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-05/msg00054.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2015:0978 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-06/msg00000.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:0892 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-05/msg00012.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:0934 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-05/msg00036.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:1266 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-07/msg00031.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2602-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2603-1
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-2710
BugTraq ID: 74611
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/74611
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-2713
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-2716
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