Updated seamonkey packages that fix several security bugs are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise 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.