Fedora 8 : seamonkey-1.1.12-1.fc8 (2008-8401)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 34307


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Updated seamonkey packages that fix several security issues are now available for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9. 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 processing of 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-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062) Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was displayed. A web page containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a SeaMonkey user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068, CVE-2008-4069) A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handles mouse click events. A web page containing specially crafted JavaScript code could move the content window while a mouse-button was pressed, causing any item under the pointer to be dragged. This could, potentially, cause the user to perform an unsafe drag-and-drop action.
(CVE-2008-3837) A flaw was found in SeaMonkey that caused certain characters to be stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScript to bypass or evade script filters.
(CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066) All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain patches to resolve 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.


Update the affected seamonkey package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 34307

File Name: fedora_2008-8401.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/09/29

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:seamonkey, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/27

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-3837, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068, CVE-2008-4069

FEDORA: 2008-8401

CWE: 22, 79, 119, 189, 200, 264, 399