Fedora Core 5 : devhelp-0.11-7.fc5 / epiphany-2.14.3-6.fc5 / seamonkey-1.0.9-1.fc5 / etc (2007-552)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated seamonkey packages that fix several security bugs are now
available for Fedora Core 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Fedora 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 way SeaMonkey processed certain
malformed JavaScript code. A web page containing malicious JavaScript
code could cause SeaMonkey to crash or potentially execute arbitrary
code as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2007-2867, CVE-2007-2868)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled certain FTP PASV
commands. A malicious FTP server could use this flaw to perform a
rudimentary port-scan of machines behind a user's firewall.

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey
handled certain form and cookie data. A malicious website that is able
to set arbitrary form and cookie data could prevent SeaMonkey from
functioning properly. (CVE-2007-1362, CVE-2007-2869)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey processed certain APOP
authentication requests. By sending certain responses when SeaMonkey
attempted to authenticate against an APOP server, a remote attacker
could potentially acquire certain portions of a user's authentication
credentials. (CVE-2007-1558)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled the addEventListener
JavaScript method. A malicious website could use this method to access
or modify sensitive data from another website. (CVE-2007-2870)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey displayed certain web content. A
malicious web page could generate content that would overlay user
interface elements such as the hostname and security indicators,
tricking users into thinking they are visiting a different site.

Users of SeaMonkey are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain SeaMonkey version 1.0.9 that corrects these issues.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25378 (fedora_2007-552.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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