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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60685

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey creates temporary file names for downloaded files. If a local attacker knows the name of a file SeaMonkey is going to download, they can replace the contents of that file with arbitrary contents. (CVE-2009-3274)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the SeaMonkey string to floating point conversion routines. A web page containing malicious JavaScript could crash SeaMonkey or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey.
(CVE-2009-1563)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handles text selection. A malicious website may be able to read highlighted text in a different domain (e.g. another website the user is viewing), bypassing the same-origin policy. (CVE-2009-3375)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey displays a right-to-left override character when downloading a file. In these cases, the name displayed in the title bar differs from the name displayed in the dialog body. An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into downloading a file that has a file name or extension that differs from what the user expected. (CVE-2009-3376)

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-2009-3380)

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?66db570c

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60685

File Name: sl_20091027_seamonkey_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/02

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: 2009/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689, CVE-2009-3274, CVE-2009-3375, CVE-2009-3376, CVE-2009-3380

CWE: 16, 119, 264