Important CentOS thunderbird Security Update


thunderbird-45.2-1.el5.centos.i386.rpm, thunderbird-45.2-1.el5.centos.src.rpm, thunderbird-45.2-1.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm, thunderbird-45.2-1.el6.centos.i686.rpm, thunderbird-45.2-1.el6.centos.src.rpm, thunderbird-45.2-1.el6.centos.x86_64.rpm, thunderbird-45.2-1.el7.centos.src.rpm, thunderbird-45.2-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm,,,
2018-01-18 11:12
2017-07-27 19:11
2017-04-01 19:09
2017-01-05 20:14


An update for thunderbird is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a standalone mail and newsgroup client.

This update upgrades Thunderbird to version 45.2.0.

Security Fix(es):

* Multiple 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-2016-2818)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Christian Holler, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Tyson Smith, Timothy Nikkel, Sylvestre Ledru, Julian Seward, Olli Pettay, and Karl Tomlinson as the original reporters.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 thunderbird thunderbird-45.2-1.el5.centos.i386.rpm
thunderbird thunderbird-45.2-1.el5.centos.src.rpm
thunderbird thunderbird-45.2-1.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
6 thunderbird thunderbird-45.2-1.el6.centos.i686.rpm
thunderbird thunderbird-45.2-1.el6.centos.src.rpm
thunderbird thunderbird-45.2-1.el6.centos.x86_64.rpm
7 thunderbird thunderbird-45.2-1.el7.centos.src.rpm
thunderbird thunderbird-45.2-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm