CentOS 3 : seamonkey (CESA-2009:1185)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40437
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

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.

Moxie Marlinspike reported a heap overflow flaw in a regular expression parser in the NSS library (provided by SeaMonkey) used to match common names in certificates. A malicious website could present a carefully-crafted certificate in such a way as to trigger the heap overflow, leading to a crash or, possibly, arbitrary code execution with the permissions of the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2009-2404)

Note: in order to exploit this issue without further user interaction, the carefully-crafted certificate would need to be signed by a Certificate Authority trusted by SeaMonkey, otherwise SeaMonkey presents the victim with a warning that the certificate is untrusted.
Only if the user then accepts the certificate will the overflow take place.

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, SeaMonkey must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected seamonkey packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?16101529

http://www.nessus.org/u?42008fc3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40437

File Name: centos_RHSA-2009-1185.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/31/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

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: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

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/30/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/3/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2404

RHSA: 2009:1185

CWE: 119