seamonkey security update

ID CESA-2008:0882-01
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2008-09-24T23:08:13


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2008:0882-01

SeaMonkey is an open source Web browser, advanced 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-2008-0016, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062)

Several flaws were found in the way malformed web content was displayed. A web page containing specially crafted content could potentially trick a SeaMonkey user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068, CVE-2008-4069)

A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handles mouse click events. A web page containing specially crafted JavaScript code could move the content window while a mouse-button was pressed, causing any item under the pointer to be dragged. This could, potentially, cause the user to perform an unsafe drag-and-drop action. (CVE-2008-3837)

A flaw was found in SeaMonkey that caused certain characters to be stripped from JavaScript code. This flaw could allow malicious JavaScript to bypass or evade script filters. (CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4066)

All SeaMonkey users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

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

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