Oracle Linux 4 : seamonkey (ELSA-2006-0759)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0759 :

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix several security bugs 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, advanced email and newsgroup
client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

Several flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey processes certain
malformed JavaScript code. A malicious web page could cause the
execution of JavaScript code in such a way that could cause SeaMonkey
to crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey.
(CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503,
CVE-2006-6504)

Several flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey renders web pages. A
malicious web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2006-6497)

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey Mail
parses the Content-Type mail header. A malicious mail message could
cause the SeaMonkey Mail client to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code as the user running SeaMonkey Mail. (CVE-2006-6505)

Users of SeaMonkey are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain SeaMonkey version 1.0.7 that corrects these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2006-December/000036.html

Solution :

Update the affected seamonkey packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67431 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6497
CVE-2006-6498
CVE-2006-6501
CVE-2006-6502
CVE-2006-6503
CVE-2006-6504
CVE-2006-6505