RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2008:0599)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33530


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


Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix a security issue 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.

[Updated 16th July 2008] The original set of packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 were missing the seamonkey-nss and seamonkey-nspr packages. This errata was updated to add these missing packages.

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

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey displayed certain web content. A malicious website could cause SeaMonkey to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2008-2785)

All seamonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33530

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0599.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/07/17

Modified: 2017/01/03

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:devhelp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:devhelp-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seamonkey, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seamonkey-chat, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seamonkey-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seamonkey-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seamonkey-js-debugger, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seamonkey-mail, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seamonkey-nspr, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seamonkey-nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seamonkey-nss, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seamonkey-nss-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2785

BID: 29802

RHSA: 2008:0599

CWE: 189