Scientific Linux Security Update : seamonkey on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled frame objects with
certain names. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a plug-in to
grant its content access to another site or the local file system,
violating the same-origin policy. (CVE-2011-2999)

An integer underflow flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled large
JavaScript regular expressions. A web page containing malicious
JavaScript could cause SeaMonkey to access already freed memory,
causing SeaMonkey to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2011-2998)

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?57c9d60a

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61144 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2998
CVE-2011-2999