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CESA-2007:0980: seamonkey security update

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CESA-2007:0980: seamonkey security update



Updated seamonkey packages that fix several security bugs are now available for CentOS 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, advanced email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor. Several flaws were found in the way in which SeaMonkey processed certain 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-2007-5338, CVE-2007-5339, CVE-2007-5340) Several flaws were found in the way in which SeaMonkey displayed malformed web content. A web page containing specially-crafted content could potentially trick a user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2007-1095, CVE-2007-3844, CVE-2007-3511, CVE-2007-5334) A flaw was found in the SeaMonkey sftp protocol handler. A malicious web page could access data from a remote sftp site, possibly stealing sensitive user data. (CVE-2007-5337) A request-splitting flaw was found in the way in which SeaMonkey generates a digest authentication request. If a user opened a specially-crafted URL, it was possible to perform cross-site scripting attacks, web cache poisoning, or other, similar exploits. (CVE-2007-2292) Users of SeaMonkey are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain backported patches that correct these issues.


  • centos-upgrade-seamonkey
  • centos-upgrade-seamonkey-chat
  • centos-upgrade-seamonkey-devel
  • centos-upgrade-seamonkey-dom-inspector
  • centos-upgrade-seamonkey-js-debugger
  • centos-upgrade-seamonkey-mail
  • centos-upgrade-seamonkey-nspr
  • centos-upgrade-seamonkey-nspr-devel
  • centos-upgrade-seamonkey-nss
  • centos-upgrade-seamonkey-nss-devel

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