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Fedora 7 : thunderbird-2.0.0.12-1.fc7 (2008-2118)

Description

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client. Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird processed certain malformed HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0419) Several flaws were found in the way Thunderbird displayed malformed HTML mail content. A HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could trick a user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0593) A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handles certain chrome URLs. If a user has certain extensions installed, it could allow a malicious HTML mail message to steal sensitive session data. Note: this flaw does not affect a default installation of Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0418) Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the above issues are not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled. A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird saves certain text files. If a remote site offers a file of type 'plain/text', rather than 'text/plain', Thunderbird will not show future 'text/plain' content to the user, forcing them to save those files locally to view the content. (CVE-2008-0592) Users of thunderbird are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


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