GLSA-200701-04 : SeaMonkey: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 24008


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-04 (SeaMonkey: Multiple vulnerabilities)

An anonymous researcher found evidence of memory corruption in the way SeaMonkey handles certain types of SVG comment DOM nodes. Georgi Guninski and David Bienvenu discovered buffer overflows in the processing of long 'Content-Type:' and long non-ASCII MIME email headers. Additionally, Frederik Reiss discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the conversion of a CSS cursor. Several other issues with memory corruption were also fixed. SeaMonkey also contains less severe vulnerabilities involving JavaScript and Java.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to load malicious JavaScript or a malicious web page with a SeaMonkey application, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running those products. An attacker could also perform cross-site scripting attacks, leading to the exposure of sensitive information, like user credentials. Note that the execution of JavaScript or Java applets is disabled by default in the SeaMonkey email client, and enabling it is strongly discouraged.
Workaround :

There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.


All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/seamonkey-1.0.7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24008

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/01/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:seamonkey, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499, CVE-2006-6500, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504, CVE-2006-6505

BID: 21668

OSVDB: 31339, 31340, 31341, 31342, 31343, 31344, 31345, 31346, 31347, 31348

GLSA: 200701-04

CWE: 94