RHEL 2.1 : netscape (RHSA-2003:027)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated Netscape 4.8 packages fixing various bugs and vulnerabilities
are now available.

Netscape is a suite of Internet utilities including a Web browser,
email client, and Usenet news reader.

Netscape version 4.8 contains various bugfixes and updates.

Note that Macromedia Flash is no longer included as of this update.
The recommended Macromedia Flash with security fixes no longer
supports Netscape 4.x. The security issues that affected the
Macromedia Flash player include CVE-2002-0846 and CVE-2002-1467.

It is recommended that all Netscape Communicator and Netscape
Navigator users upgrade to these errata packages.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-0846.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-1467.html
http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/alternates/#linux
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-027.html

Solution :

Update the affected netscape-common, netscape-communicator and / or
netscape-navigator packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12355 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0846
CVE-2002-1467