Scientific Linux Security Update : seamonkey on SL4.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60974
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled dialog boxes. An attacker could use this flaw to create a malicious web page that would present a blank dialog box that has non-functioning buttons. If a user closes the dialog box window, it could unexpectedly grant the malicious web page elevated privileges. (CVE-2011-0051)
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-2011-0053)
A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled plug-ins that perform HTTP requests. If a plug-in performed an HTTP request, and the server sent a 307 redirect response, the plug-in was not notified, and the HTTP request was forwarded. The forwarded request could contain custom headers, which could result in a Cross Site Request Forgery attack.
After installing the update, SeaMonkey must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.