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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2005-094: thunderbird

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the thunderbird packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

An updated Thunderbird package that fixes a security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A bug was found in the way Thunderbird handled cookies when loading content
over HTTP regardless of the user's preference. It is possible that a
particular user could be tracked through the use of malicious mail messages
which load content over HTTP. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project ( has assigned the name CVE-2005-0149 to this issue.

Users of Thunderbird are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains Thunderbird version 1.0 and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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