RHEL 3 / 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2010:0557)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 47884


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


Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix a security issue 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.

An invalid free flaw was found in SeaMonkey's plugin handler.
Malicious web content could result in an invalid memory pointer being freed, causing SeaMonkey to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey.

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. 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: Critical

ID: 47884

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0557.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/28

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2010/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2755

RHSA: 2010:0557