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Fedora Core 5 2006-977: thunderbird

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the thunderbird package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2006-977 (thunderbird).

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Update Information:

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

Two flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed
certain regular expressions. A malicious HTML email could
cause a crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-4565, CVE-2006-4566)

A flaw was found in the Thunderbird auto-update verification
system. A possible hacker who has the ability to spoof a victim's
DNS could get Firefox to download and install malicious
code. In order to exploit this issue a possible hacker would also
need to get a victim to previously accept an unverifiable
certificate. (CVE-2006-4567)

A flaw was found in the handling of JavaScript timed events.
A malicious HTML email could crash the browser or possibly
execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2006-4253)

A flaw was found in Thunderbird that triggered when a HTML
message contained a remote image pointing to a XBL script.
A possible hacker could have created a carefully crafted message
which would execute JavaScript if certain actions were
performed on the email by the recipient, even if JavaScript
was disabled. (CVE-2006-4570)

A number of flaws were found in Thunderbird. A malicious
HTML email could cause a crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2006-4571)

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this update,
which contains Thunderbird version 1.5.0.7 that corrects
these issues.


Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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