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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60665
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Synopsis

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

Description

CVE-2009-2409 deprecate MD2 in SSL cert validation (Kaminsky)

CVE-2009-2408 firefox/nss: doesn't handle NULL in Common Name properly

CVE-2009-2654 firefox: URL bar spoofing vulnerability

CVE-2009-3072 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 browser engine crashes

CVE-2009-3075 Firefox 3.5.2 3.0.14 JavaScript engine crashes

CVE-2009-3076 Firefox 3.0.14 Insufficient warning for PKCS11 module installation and removal

CVE-2009-3077 Firefox 3.5.3 3.0.14 TreeColumns dangling pointer vulnerability

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-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3075)

A use-after-free flaw was found in SeaMonkey. An attacker could use this flaw to crash SeaMonkey or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2009-3077)

Dan Kaminsky discovered flaws in the way browsers such as SeaMonkey handle NULL characters in a certificate. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted certificate signed by a Certificate Authority trusted by SeaMonkey, the attacker could use the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse SeaMonkey into accepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-2408)

Descriptions in the dialogs when adding and removing PKCS #11 modules were not informative. An attacker able to trick a user into installing a malicious PKCS #11 module could use this flaw to install their own Certificate Authority certificates on a user's machine, making it possible to trick the user into believing they are viewing a trusted site or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2009-3076)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey displays the address bar when window.open() is called in a certain way. An attacker could use this flaw to conceal a malicious URL, possibly tricking a user into believing they are viewing a trusted site. (CVE-2009-2654)

Dan Kaminsky found that browsers still accept certificates with MD2 hash signatures, even though MD2 is no longer considered a cryptographically strong algorithm. This could make it easier for an attacker to create a malicious certificate that would be treated as trusted by a browser. NSS (provided by SeaMonkey) now disables the use of MD2 and MD4 algorithms inside signatures by default.
(CVE-2009-2409)

After installing the update, SeaMonkey must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?2c8d5aeb

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60665

File Name: sl_20090909_seamonkey_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: 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: 9/9/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2408, CVE-2009-2409, CVE-2009-2654, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3075, CVE-2009-3076, CVE-2009-3077

CWE: 20, 94, 310