Synopsis: Critical: thunderbird security update
Issue Date: 2012-10-12
CVE Numbers: CVE-2012-4193
A flaw was found in the way Thunderbird handled security wrappers.
Malicious content could cause Thunderbird to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running Thunderbird. (CVE-2012-4193)
This issue cannot be exploited by a specially-crafted HTML mail
exploited another way in Thunderbird, for example, when viewing the full
remote content of an RSS feed.
After installing the update, Thunderbird must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
– Scientific Linux Development Team