RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2009:0398)

high Nessus Plugin ID 36044
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix two security issues 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.

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

A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the way SeaMonkey handles XML files containing an XSLT transform. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash SeaMonkey or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2009-1169)

A flaw was discovered in the way SeaMonkey handles certain XUL garbage collection events. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash SeaMonkey or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2009-1044)

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. After installing the update, SeaMonkey must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1044

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-1169

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:0398

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36044

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0398.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/30/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

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: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

Patch Publication Date: 3/27/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/23/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1044, CVE-2009-1169

RHSA: 2009:0398

CWE: 399