RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2007:0980)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix several security bugs are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 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 way in which SeaMonkey processed
certain 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-2007-5338, CVE-2007-5339,

Several flaws were found in the way in which SeaMonkey displayed
malformed web content. A web page containing specially crafted content
could potentially trick a user into surrendering sensitive
information. (CVE-2007-1095, CVE-2007-3844, CVE-2007-3511,

A flaw was found in the SeaMonkey sftp protocol handler. A malicious
web page could access data from a remote sftp site, possibly stealing
sensitive user data. (CVE-2007-5337)

A request-splitting flaw was found in the way in which SeaMonkey
generates a digest authentication request. If a user opened a
specially crafted URL, it was possible to perform cross-site scripting
attacks, web cache poisoning, or other, similar exploits.

Users of SeaMonkey are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain backported patches that correct these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

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