Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : seamonkey (ELSA-2010-0557)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0557 :

Updated seamonkey packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

An invalid free flaw was found in SeaMonkey's plugin handler.
Malicious web content could result in an invalid memory pointer being
freed, causing SeaMonkey to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey.
(CVE-2010-2755)

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct this issue. After installing the update, SeaMonkey must be
restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-July/001555.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-July/001557.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)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68070 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2755