Synopsis: Important: thunderbird security update
Advisory ID: SLSA-2014:1647-1
Issue Date: 2014-10-15
CVE Numbers: CVE-2014-1574
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-2014-1574, CVE-2014-1578, CVE-2014-1581,
Note: All of the above issues cannot be exploited by a specially crafted
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