Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : seamonkey (ELSA-2009-0437)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67848
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0437 :
Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix several 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.
A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey saved certain web pages to a local file. If a user saved the inner frame of a web page containing POST data, the POST data could be revealed to the inner frame, possibly surrendering sensitive information such as login credentials.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected seamonkey packages.