GLSA-200703-08 : SeaMonkey: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-08
(SeaMonkey: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Tom Ferris reported a heap-based buffer overflow involving wide SVG
stroke widths that affects SeaMonkey. Various researchers reported some
errors in the JavaScript engine potentially leading to memory
corruption. SeaMonkey also contains minor vulnerabilities involving
cache collision and unsafe pop-up restrictions, filtering or CSS
rendering under certain conditions. All those vulnerabilities are the
same as in GLSA 200703-04 affecting Mozilla Firefox.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted web page or
to read a specially crafted email that will trigger one of the
vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
It is also possible for an attacker to spoof the address bar, steal
information through cache collision, bypass the local file protection
mechanism with pop-ups, or perform cross-site scripting attacks,
leading to the exposure of sensitive information, such as user
credentials.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time for all of these issues, but
most of them can be avoided by disabling JavaScript. Note that the
execution of JavaScript is disabled by default in the SeaMonkey email
client, and enabling it is strongly discouraged.

See also :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=360493#c366
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-08.xml

Solution :

Users upgrading to the following release of SeaMonkey should note that
the corresponding Mozilla Firefox upgrade has been found to lose the
saved passwords file in some cases. The saved passwords are encrypted
and stored in the 'signons.txt' file of ~/.mozilla/ and we advise our
users to save that file before performing the upgrade.
All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/seamonkey-1.1.1'
All SeaMonkey binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/seamonkey-bin-1.1.1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24800 (gentoo_GLSA-200703-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6077
CVE-2007-0775
CVE-2007-0776
CVE-2007-0777
CVE-2007-0778
CVE-2007-0779
CVE-2007-0780
CVE-2007-0800
CVE-2007-0801
CVE-2007-0981
CVE-2007-0995