Oracle Linux 3 : seamonkey (ELSA-2007-1084)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:1084 :

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

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled the
jar: URI scheme. It was possible for a malicious website to leverage
this flaw and conduct a cross-site scripting attack against a user
running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2007-5947)

Several flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey processed certain
malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could
cause SeaMonkey to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the
user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2007-5959)

A race condition existed when Seamonkey set the 'window.location'
property for a webpage. This flaw could allow a webpage to set an
arbitrary Referer header, which may lead to a Cross-site Request
Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer
header for protection. (CVE-2007-5960)

Users of SeaMonkey are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-November/000416.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: 67617 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5947
CVE-2007-5959
CVE-2007-5960