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RHSA-2008:0104: seamonkey security update

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RHSA-2008:0104: seamonkey security update



Updated seamonkey packages that fix several security issues 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 SeaMonkey processed certain malformed web content. A webpage containing malicious content could cause SeaMonkey to crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running SeaMonkey. (CVE-2008-0412, CVE-2008-0413, CVE-2008-0415, CVE-2008-0419) Several flaws were found in the way SeaMonkey displayed malformed web content. A webpage containing specially-crafted content could trick a user into surrendering sensitive information. (CVE-2008-0591, CVE-2008-0593) A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey stored password data. If a user saves login information for a malicious website, it could be possible to corrupt the password database, preventing the user from properly accessing saved password data. (CVE-2008-0417) A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey handles certain chrome URLs. If a user has certain extensions installed, it could allow a malicious website to steal sensitive session data. Note: this flaw does not affect a default installation of SeaMonkey. (CVE-2008-0418) A flaw was found in the way SeaMonkey saves certain text files. If a website offers a file of type "plain/text", rather than "text/plain", SeaMonkey will not show future "text/plain" content to the user in the browser, forcing them to save those files locally to view the content. (CVE-2008-0592) Users of SeaMonkey are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.


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

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