openSUSE Security Update : seamonkey (openSUSE-2017-189)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96942


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for SeaMonkey to version 2.46 fixes security issues and bugs.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- Fix all Gecko related security issues between 43.0.1 and 49.0.2

- CVE-2016-6354: buffer overrun in flex (boo#990856)

The following non-security changes are included :

- improve recognition of LANGUAGE env variable (boo#1017174)

- improve TLS compatibility with certain websites (boo#1021636)

- SeaMonkey now requires NSPR 4.12 and NSS 3.25

- based on Gecko 49.0.2

- Chatzilla and DOM Inspector were disabled


Update the affected seamonkey packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96942

File Name: openSUSE-2017-189.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/02

Modified: 2017/02/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:seamonkey-translations-other, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6354