Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : seamonkey (ELSA-2009-0257)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 67796


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0257 :

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix security issues 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, email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

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 as the user running SeaMonkey.
(CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353)

A flaw was found in the way malformed content was processed. A website containing specially crafted content could, potentially, trick a SeaMonkey user into uploading a local file. (CVE-2009-0355)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey treated HTTPOnly cookies. An attacker able to execute arbitrary JavaScript on a target site using HTTPOnly cookies may be able to use this flaw to steal the cookie.

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches that correct these issues. After installing the update, SeaMonkey must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


Update the affected seamonkey packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 67796

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-0257.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: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:3, 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: 2009/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0352, CVE-2009-0353, CVE-2009-0355, CVE-2009-0357

BID: 33598

OSVDB: 51926, 51929, 51930, 51931, 51932, 51933, 51934, 51935, 51936, 51937, 51938, 51939, 51940

RHSA: 2009:0257

CWE: 264, 399