Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : seamonkey (ELSA-2008-0882)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0882 :

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix a security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 processing of malformed web content. A
web page containing malicious content could cause SeaMonkey to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey.
(CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060,
CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was
displayed. A web page containing specially crafted content could
potentially trick a SeaMonkey user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068,
CVE-2008-4069)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handles mouse click events. A
web page containing specially crafted JavaScript code could move the
content window while a mouse-button was pressed, causing any item
under the pointer to be dragged. This could, potentially, cause the
user to perform an unsafe drag-and-drop action. (CVE-2008-3837)

A flaw was found in SeaMonkey that caused certain characters to be
stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious
JavaScript to bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065,
CVE-2008-4066)

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-September/000739.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-September/000740.html

Solution :

Update the affected seamonkey packages.

Risk factor :

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