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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61144
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Synopsis

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

Description

SeaMonkey is an open source web browser, email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled frame objects with certain names. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a plug-in to grant its content access to another site or the local file system, violating the same-origin policy. (CVE-2011-2999)

An integer underflow flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled large JavaScript regular expressions. A web page containing malicious JavaScript could cause SeaMonkey to access already freed memory, causing SeaMonkey to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2011-2998)

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. 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?aedea8df

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61144

File Name: sl_20110928_seamonkey_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

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: 9/28/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2998, CVE-2011-2999