RHEL 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2010:0546)

High Nessus Plugin ID 47880


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.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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 with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2010-1211, CVE-2010-2753, CVE-2010-1214)

A memory corruption flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey decoded certain PNG images. An attacker could create a specially crafted PNG image that, when opened, could cause SeaMonkey to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2010-1205)

A same-origin policy bypass flaw was found in SeaMonkey. An attacker could create a malicious web page that, when viewed by a victim, could steal private data from a different website the victim has loaded with SeaMonkey. (CVE-2010-2754)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey displayed the location bar when visiting a secure web page. A malicious server could use this flaw to present data that appears to originate from a secure server, even though it does not. (CVE-2010-2751)

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: 47880

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0546.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/28

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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: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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0654, CVE-2010-1205, CVE-2010-1206, CVE-2010-1207, CVE-2010-1208, CVE-2010-1209, CVE-2010-1210, CVE-2010-1211, CVE-2010-1212, CVE-2010-1213, CVE-2010-1214, CVE-2010-1215, CVE-2010-2751, CVE-2010-2752, CVE-2010-2753, CVE-2010-2754, CVE-2010-2760

BID: 41174, 41824

OSVDB: 65852, 66591

RHSA: 2010:0546

CWE: 94