Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : seamonkey (ELSA-2008-1037)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:1037 :

Updated seamonkey packages that fix 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, 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-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5504,
CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A
website containing specially-crafted content could potentially trick a
SeaMonkey user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507)

A flaw was found in the way malformed URLs were processed by
SeaMonkey. This flaw could prevent various URL sanitization mechanisms
from properly parsing a malicious URL. (CVE-2008-5508)

Note: after the errata packages are installed, SeaMonkey must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

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-December/000836.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-December/000837.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)