Scientific Linux Security Update : seamonkey on SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60269


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Several flaws were found in the way in which SeaMonkey processed certain 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-2007-5338, CVE-2007-5339, CVE-2007-5340)

Several flaws were found in the way in which SeaMonkey displayed malformed web content. A web page containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2007-1095, CVE-2007-3844, CVE-2007-3511, CVE-2007-5334)

A flaw was found in the SeaMonkey sftp protocol handler. A malicious web page could access data from a remote sftp site, possibly stealing sensitive user data. (CVE-2007-5337)

A request-splitting flaw was found in the way in which SeaMonkey generates a digest authentication request. If a user opened a specially crafted URL, it was possible to perform cross-site scripting attacks, web cache poisoning, or other, similar exploits.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60269

File Name: sl_20071019_seamonkey_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1095, CVE-2007-2292, CVE-2007-3511, CVE-2007-3844, CVE-2007-5334, CVE-2007-5337, CVE-2007-5338, CVE-2007-5339, CVE-2007-5340

CWE: 16, 20, 200