RHEL 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2009:1673)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated seamonkey packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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.

Several flaws were found in the processing of malformed web content. A
web page containing malicious content could cause SeaMonkey to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2009-3979)

A flaw was found in the SeaMonkey NT Lan Manager (NTLM) authentication
protocol implementation. If an attacker could trick a local user that
has NTLM credentials into visiting a specially crafted web page, they
could send arbitrary requests, authenticated with the user's NTLM
credentials, to other applications on the user's system.
(CVE-2009-3983)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey displayed the SSL location bar
indicator. An attacker could create an unencrypted web page that
appears to be encrypted, possibly tricking the user into believing
they are visiting a secure page. (CVE-2009-3984)

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-2009-3979.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3983.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-3984.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1673.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: 43170 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3388
CVE-2009-3389
CVE-2009-3979
CVE-2009-3980
CVE-2009-3981
CVE-2009-3982
CVE-2009-3983
CVE-2009-3984
CVE-2009-3985
CVE-2009-3986