Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : seamonkey (ELSA-2009-1531)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 67949


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1531 :

Updated SeaMonkey packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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.

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey creates temporary file names for downloaded files. If a local attacker knows the name of a file SeaMonkey is going to download, they can replace the contents of that file with arbitrary contents. (CVE-2009-3274)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the SeaMonkey string to floating point conversion routines. A web page containing malicious JavaScript could crash SeaMonkey or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running SeaMonkey.

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handles text selection. A malicious website may be able to read highlighted text in a different domain (e.g. another website the user is viewing), bypassing the same-origin policy. (CVE-2009-3375)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey displays a right-to-left override character when downloading a file. In these cases, the name displayed in the title bar differs from the name displayed in the dialog body. An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into downloading a file that has a file name or extension that differs from what the user expected. (CVE-2009-3376)

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-2009-3380)

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.


Update the affected seamonkey packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 67949

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-1531.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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

Patch Publication Date: 10/28/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/1/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0689, CVE-2009-3274, CVE-2009-3372, CVE-2009-3373, CVE-2009-3375, CVE-2009-3376, CVE-2009-3380, CVE-2009-3384, CVE-2009-3385

RHSA: 2009:1531

CWE: 16, 119, 264