RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2009:0398)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 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, email and newsgroup client,
IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the way SeaMonkey handles
XML files containing an XSLT transform. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to crash SeaMonkey or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2009-1169)

A flaw was discovered in the way SeaMonkey handles certain XUL garbage
collection events. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash
SeaMonkey or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running
SeaMonkey. (CVE-2009-1044)

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct these issues. After installing the update, SeaMonkey must be
restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-1044.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-1169.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0398.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: 36044 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1044
CVE-2009-1169