Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

2012-08-01T00:00:00
ID SL_20081001_THUNDERBIRD_ON_SL4_X.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-12-14T00:00:00

Description

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail content. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was displayed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)

A flaw was found in Thunderbird that caused certain characters to be stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScript to bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the above issue is not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the handling of cancelled newsgroup messages. If the user cancels a specially crafted newsgroup message it could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-4070)

Note2: On SL4 this updates fixes the bug that when a URL link is clicked, firefox wouldn't start. Firefox now starts when a URL link is clicked.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text is (C) Scientific Linux.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(60478);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.2 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/12/14 20:22:13 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-0016", "CVE-2008-3835", "CVE-2008-4058", "CVE-2008-4059", "CVE-2008-4060", "CVE-2008-4061", "CVE-2008-4062", "CVE-2008-4065", "CVE-2008-4066", "CVE-2008-4067", "CVE-2008-4068", "CVE-2008-4070");

  script_name(english:"Scientific Linux Security Update : thunderbird on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed HTML mail
content. An HTML mail message containing malicious content could cause
Thunderbird to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the
user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058,
CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed HTML mail content was
displayed. An HTML mail message containing specially crafted content
could potentially trick a Thunderbird user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068)

A flaw was found in Thunderbird that caused certain characters to be
stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious
JavaScript to bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065,
CVE-2008-4066)

Note: JavaScript support is disabled by default in Thunderbird; the
above issue is not exploitable unless JavaScript is enabled.

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the handling of
cancelled newsgroup messages. If the user cancels a specially crafted
newsgroup message it could cause Thunderbird to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code as the user running Thunderbird.
(CVE-2008-4070)

Note2: On SL4 this updates fixes the bug that when a URL link is
clicked, firefox wouldn't start. Firefox now starts when a URL link is
clicked."
  );
  # http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0810&L=scientific-linux-errata&T=0&P=516
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?79cb911c"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected thunderbird package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_core", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_canvas", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"canvas_package", value:'CANVAS');
  script_cwe_id(22, 79, 119, 189, 264, 399);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/10/01");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/08/01");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Scientific Linux Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/cpu", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Scientific Linux " >!< release) audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "running Scientific Linux");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if (cpu >!< "x86_64" && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Scientific Linux", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL4", reference:"thunderbird-1.5.0.12-16.el4")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"SL5", reference:"thunderbird-2.0.0.17-1.el5")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");