RHEL 4 : seamonkey (RHSA-2011:1440)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56744


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


Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

SeaMonkey is an open source web browser, email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled certain multibyte character sets. A web page containing malicious content could cause SeaMonkey to run JavaScript code with the permissions of a different website. (CVE-2011-3648)

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: Medium

ID: 56744

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-1440.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/11/09

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3648

OSVDB: 76948

RHSA: 2011:1440