RHEL 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2009:1096)

High Nessus Plugin ID 39370


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


Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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.

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-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1838, CVE-2009-1841)

A flaw was found in the processing of malformed, local file content.
If a user loaded malicious, local content via the file:// URL, it was possible for that content to access other local data. (CVE-2009-1835)

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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39370

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1096.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/06/12

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#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:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1832, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1834, CVE-2009-1835, CVE-2009-1836, CVE-2009-1838, CVE-2009-1840, CVE-2009-1841

OSVDB: 55138, 55139, 55140, 55141, 55142, 55143, 55144, 55145, 55146, 55147, 55157, 55159, 55161

RHSA: 2009:1096

CWE: 20, 94, 200, 264, 287