RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2008:0223)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated seamonkey packages that fix a security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

SeaMonkey is an open source Web browser, advanced email and newsgroup
client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

A flaw was found in the processing of malformed JavaScript content. A
web page containing such malicious content could cause SeaMonkey to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
SeaMonkey. (CVE-2008-1380)

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1380.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0223.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31987 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1380