thunderbird security update

2012-02-16T21:53:21
ID CESA-2012:0140
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2012-02-16T21:53:21

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2012:0140

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled PNG (Portable Network Graphics) images. An HTML mail message or remote content containing a specially-crafted PNG image could cause Thunderbird to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2011-3026)

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

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2012-February/018444.html

Affected packages: thunderbird

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