openSUSE 10 Security Update : seamonkey (seamonkey-2691)

high Nessus Plugin ID 27439
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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This security update brings Mozilla SeaMonkey to version 1.1.1. for more details.

It includes fixes to the following security problems :

- MFSA 2007-01: As part of the Firefox and update releases several bugs were fixed to improve the stability of the browser. Some of these were crashes that showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. These fixes affected the layout engine (CVE-2007-0775), SVG renderer (CVE-2007-0776) and JavaScript engine (CVE-2007-0777).

- MFSA 2007-02: Various enhancements were done to make XSS exploits against websites less effective. These included fixes for invalid trailing characters (CVE-2007-0995), child frame character set inheritance (CVE-2007-0996), password form injection (CVE-2006-6077), and the Adobe Reader universal XSS problem.

- MFSA 2007-03/CVE-2007-0778: AAd reported a potential disk cache collision that could be exploited by remote attackers to steal confidential data or execute code.

- MFSA 2007-04/CVE-2007-0779: David Eckel reported that browser UI elements--such as the host name and security indicators--could be spoofed by using a large, mostly transparent, custom cursor and adjusting the CSS3 hotspot property so that the visible part of the cursor floated outside the browser content area.

- MFSA 2007-05: Manually opening blocked popups could be exploited by remote attackers to allow XSS attacks (CVE-2007-0780) or to execute code in local files (CVE-2007-0800).

- MFSA 2007-06: Two buffer overflows were found in the NSS handling of Mozilla.

CVE-2007-0008: SSL clients such as Firefox and Thunderbird can suffer a buffer overflow if a malicious server presents a certificate with a public key that is too small to encrypt the entire 'Master Secret'.
Exploiting this overflow appears to be unreliable but possible if the SSLv2 protocol is enabled.

CVE-2007-0009: Servers that use NSS for the SSLv2 protocol can be exploited by a client that presents a 'Client Master Key' with invalid length values in any of several fields that are used without adequate error checking. This can lead to a buffer overflow that presumably could be exploitable.

- MFSA 2007-06/CVE-2007-0981: Michal Zalewski demonstrated that setting location.hostname to a value with embedded null characters can confuse the browsers domain checks.
Setting the value triggers a load, but the networking software reads the hostname only up to the null character while other checks for 'parent domain' start at the right and so can have a completely different idea of what the current host is.


Update the affected seamonkey packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27439

File Name: suse_seamonkey-2691.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/17/2007

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey-irc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey-mail, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey-spellchecker, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey-venkman, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 3/5/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6077, CVE-2007-0008, CVE-2007-0009, CVE-2007-0775, CVE-2007-0776, CVE-2007-0777, CVE-2007-0778, CVE-2007-0779, CVE-2007-0780, CVE-2007-0800, CVE-2007-0981, CVE-2007-0995, CVE-2007-0996

CWE: 79, 119, 189