Synopsis: Important: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID: SLSA-2015:1852-1
Issue Date: 2015-10-01
CVE Numbers: CVE-2015-4500
Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A web
page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Thunderbird. (CVE-2015-4500, CVE-2015-4509, CVE-2015-4517,
CVE-2015-4521, CVE-2015-4522, CVE-2015-7174, CVE-2015-7175, CVE-2015-7176,
Two information leak flaws were found in the processing of malformed web
content. A web page containing malicious content could cause Thunderbird
to disclose sensitive information or, in certain cases, crash.
Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially crafted
messages. However, they could be exploited in other ways in Thunderbird
(for example, by 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