seamonkey security update

2006-09-05T00:01:38
ID CESA-2006:0594-02
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2006-09-05T00:01:38

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2006:0594-02

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

The Mozilla Foundation has discontinued support for the Mozilla Suite. This update deprecates the Mozilla Suite in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 in favor of the supported SeaMonkey Suite.

This update also resolves a number of outstanding Mozilla security issues:

Several flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey processed certain javascript actions. A malicious web page could execute arbitrary javascript instructions with the permissions of "chrome", allowing the page to steal sensitive information or install browser malware. (CVE-2006-2776, CVE-2006-2784, CVE-2006-2785, CVE-2006-2787, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3809, CVE-2006-3812)

Several denial of service flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey processed certain web content. A malicious web page could crash the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2006-2779, CVE-2006-2780, CVE-2006-3801, CVE-2006-3677, CVE-2006-3113, CVE-2006-3803, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3811)

Two flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey Messenger displayed malformed inline vcard attachments. If a victim viewed an email message containing a carefully crafted vcard it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey Messenger. (CVE-2006-2781, CVE-2006-3804)

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey processed Unicode Byte-Order-Mark (BOM) markers in UTF-8 web pages. A malicious web page could execute a script within the browser that a web input sanitizer could miss due to a malformed "script" tag. (CVE-2006-2783)

Several flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey processed certain javascript actions. A malicious web page could conduct a cross-site scripting attack or steal sensitive information (such as cookies owned by other domains). (CVE-2006-3802, CVE-2006-3810)

A form file upload flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handled javascript input object mutation. A malicious web page could upload an arbitrary local file at form submission time without user interaction. (CVE-2006-2782)

A denial of service flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey called the crypto.signText() javascript function. A malicious web page could crash the browser if the victim had a client certificate loaded. (CVE-2006-2778)

Two HTTP response smuggling flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey processed certain invalid HTTP response headers. A malicious web site could return specially crafted HTTP response headers which may bypass HTTP proxy restrictions. (CVE-2006-2786)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey processed Proxy AutoConfig scripts. A malicious Proxy AutoConfig server could execute arbitrary javascript instructions with the permissions of "chrome", allowing the page to steal sensitive information or install browser malware. (CVE-2006-3808)

A double free flaw was found in the way the nsIX509::getRawDER method was called. If a victim visited a carefully crafted web page it was possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2006-2788)

Users of Mozilla are advised to upgrade to this update, which contains SeaMonkey version 1.0.3 that corrects these issues.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2006-September/025226.html

Affected packages: seamonkey seamonkey-chat seamonkey-devel seamonkey-dom-inspector seamonkey-js-debugger seamonkey-mail seamonkey-nspr seamonkey-nspr-devel seamonkey-nss seamonkey-nss-devel

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh21as-errata.html