Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : seamonkey (ELSA-2010-0810)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0810 :

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix one 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. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

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

A race condition flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled Document
Object Model (DOM) element properties. A web page containing malicious
content could cause SeaMonkey to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey.
(CVE-2010-3765)

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-October/001713.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-October/001714.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68129 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44425

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3765