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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60509

Synopsis

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

Description

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 as the user running SeaMonkey.
(CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5504, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed content was processed. A website containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a SeaMonkey user into surrendering sensitive information.
(CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507)

A flaw was found in the way malformed URLs were processed by SeaMonkey. This flaw could prevent various URL sanitization mechanisms from properly parsing a malicious URL. (CVE-2008-5508)

Note: after the errata packages are installed, SeaMonkey must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?32254e58

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60509

File Name: sl_20081216_seamonkey_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2008/12/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5501, CVE-2008-5502, CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5504, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507, CVE-2008-5508, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512, CVE-2008-5513

CWE: 20, 79, 200, 264, 399