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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60872


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


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-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3180)

A flaw was found in the way the Gopher parser in SeaMonkey converted text into HTML. A malformed file name on a Gopher server could, when accessed by a victim running SeaMonkey, allow arbitrary JavaScript to be executed in the context of the Gopher domain. (CVE-2010-3177)

A flaw was found in the script that launches SeaMonkey. The LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable was appending a '.' character, which could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a different user running SeaMonkey, if that user ran SeaMonkey from within an attacker-controlled directory. (CVE-2010-3182)

It was found that the SSL DHE (Diffie-Hellman Ephemeral) mode implementation for key exchanges in SeaMonkey accepted DHE keys that were 256 bits in length. This update removes support for 256 bit DHE keys, as such keys are easily broken using modern hardware.

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey matched SSL certificates when the certificates had a Common Name containing a wildcard and a partial IP address. SeaMonkey incorrectly accepted connections to IP addresses that fell within the SSL certificate's wildcard range as valid SSL connections, possibly allowing an attacker to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack. (CVE-2010-3170)

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: High

ID: 60872

File Name: sl_20101019_seamonkey_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: 2010/10/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3170, CVE-2010-3173, CVE-2010-3176, CVE-2010-3177, CVE-2010-3180, CVE-2010-3182