CentOS 3 / 4 : seamonkey (CESA-2006:0734)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36309

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix several security bugs 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, advanced email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

Several flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey processes certain malformed JavaScript code. A malicious web page could cause the execution of JavaScript code in such a way that could cause SeaMonkey to crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey.
(CVE-2006-5463, CVE-2006-5747, CVE-2006-5748)

Several flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey renders web pages. A malicious web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2006-5464)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey verifies RSA signatures. For RSA keys with exponent 3 it is possible for an attacker to forge a signature that would be incorrectly verified by the NSS library.
SeaMonkey as shipped trusts several root Certificate Authorities that use exponent 3. An attacker could have created a carefully crafted SSL certificate which be incorrectly trusted when their site was visited by a victim. This flaw was previously thought to be fixed in SeaMonkey 1.0.5, however Ulrich Kuehn discovered the fix was incomplete (CVE-2006-5462)

Users of SeaMonkey are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contains SeaMonkey version 1.0.6 that corrects these issues.

Solution

Update the affected seamonkey packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?24d0843d

http://www.nessus.org/u?88f3a89f

http://www.nessus.org/u?f058093a

http://www.nessus.org/u?a862378d

http://www.nessus.org/u?17514662

http://www.nessus.org/u?b49bb343

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36309

File Name: centos_RHSA-2006-0734.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Updated: 2019/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:devhelp, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:devhelp-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:seamonkey, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:seamonkey-chat, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:seamonkey-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:seamonkey-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:seamonkey-js-debugger, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:seamonkey-mail, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:seamonkey-nspr, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:seamonkey-nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:seamonkey-nss, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:seamonkey-nss-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5462, CVE-2006-5463, CVE-2006-5464, CVE-2006-5747, CVE-2006-5748

BID: 19849

RHSA: 2006:0734