Synopsis: Important: thunderbird security update
Issue Date: 2012-10-29
CVE Numbers: CVE-2012-4194
Multiple flaws were found in the location object implementation in
Thunderbird. Malicious content could be used to perform cross-site
scripting attacks, bypass the same-origin policy, or cause Thunderbird to
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-4194, CVE-2012-4195, CVE-2012-4196)
Note: None of the issues in this advisory can be exploited by a
for mail messages. They could be 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