RHEL 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2009:1134)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having important 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 flaw was found in the way that SeaMonkey parsed malformed HTML mail
messages. If a user opened a specially crafted HTML mail message, it
could cause SeaMonkey to crash or, possibly, to execute arbitrary code
as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2009-2210)

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-2210.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1134.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: 39584 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2210