Oracle Linux 4 : seamonkey (ELSA-2006-0759)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67431


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0759 :

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix several security bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

Several flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey processes certain malformed JavaScript code. A malicious web page could cause the execution of JavaScript code in such a way that could cause SeaMonkey to crash or execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey.
(CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504)

Several flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey renders web pages. A malicious web page could cause the browser to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2006-6497)

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey Mail parses the Content-Type mail header. A malicious mail message could cause the SeaMonkey Mail client to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey Mail. (CVE-2006-6505)

Users of SeaMonkey are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain SeaMonkey version 1.0.7 that corrects these issues.


Update the affected seamonkey packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67431

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2006-0759.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:devhelp, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:devhelp-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seamonkey, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seamonkey-chat, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seamonkey-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seamonkey-dom-inspector, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seamonkey-js-debugger, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seamonkey-mail, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seamonkey-nspr, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seamonkey-nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seamonkey-nss, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seamonkey-nss-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6504, CVE-2006-6505

BID: 21668

OSVDB: 31339, 31340, 31341, 31342, 31343, 31344, 31345, 31346, 31347, 31348

RHSA: 2006:0759

CWE: 94