RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2008:1037)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35192
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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, 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-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5504, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A website containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a SeaMonkey user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507)

A flaw was found in the way malformed URLs were processed by SeaMonkey. This flaw could prevent various URL sanitization mechanisms from properly parsing a malicious URL. (CVE-2008-5508)

Note: after the errata packages are installed, SeaMonkey must be restarted for the update to take effect.

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5500

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5501

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5502

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5503

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5504

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5506

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5507

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5508

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5511

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5512

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-5513

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:1037

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35192

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-1037.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/17/2008

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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:4.7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/17/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5504, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507, CVE-2008-5508, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513

BID: 32882

RHSA: 2008:1037

CWE: 20, 79, 200, 264, 399