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Advisories, October 16, 2006

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Gentoo Linux

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200610-04


Severity: Normal
Title: Seamonkey: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: October 16, 2006
Bugs: #147651
ID: 200610-04


The Seamonkey project has reported multiple security vulnerabilities in the application.


The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to deliver production-quality releases of code derived from the application formerly known as 'Mozilla Application Suite'.

Affected packages

     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected

  1  www-client/seamonkey       < 1.0.5                       >= 1.0.5


A number of vulnerabilities have been found and fixed in Seamonkey. For details please consult the references below.


The most severe vulnerability involves enticing a user to visit a malicious website, crashing the application and executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Seamonkey.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Seamonkey users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/seamonkey-1.0.5"


[ 1 ] CVE-2006-4253


[ 2 ] CVE-2006-4565


[ 3 ] CVE-2006-4566


[ 4 ] CVE-2006-4568


[ 5 ] CVE-2006-4570


[ 6 ] CVE-2006-4571



This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:



Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.


Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.



Ubuntu Security Notice USN-364-1 October 16, 2006
xinit vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.10:
xinit 1.0+0.99.1-4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
xinit 1.0.1-0ubuntu3.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

A race condition existed that would allow other local users to see error messages generated during another user's X session. This could allow potentially sensitive information to be leaked.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.10:

Source archives:

      Size/MD5: 14146 c7b3963113b296e32c2ead0dd2af3a47
      Size/MD5: 646 fd5405aa4f5fa0e4de8e8daefad75d0d
      Size/MD5: 107406 599f9b66c0ee38be4fbbea79e5fdd638

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

      Size/MD5: 27312 037df5b51d6dcf725f151d3c4aaaa3ae

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

      Size/MD5: 26450 2e9440c1df9b104940129ca2239e0e04

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

      Size/MD5: 28718 f89cf91b06749bb82d97ea501b829c96

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

      Size/MD5: 26844 ddc8f312a3071c237856eb878ec53abd

Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:

Source archives:

      Size/MD5: 14629 4ccd21e14340b056874830203b05dc83
      Size/MD5: 631 05dcb2791d94d1ee7a54f6c07cc2e854
      Size/MD5: 111134 85a17ee07848a824c11c89f030c1aaf1

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

      Size/MD5: 27652 12cb888246bdc623ecbebc96e6a6dd9c

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

      Size/MD5: 26780 7f9b895edec9e0133f9b5b5fbed010d3

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

      Size/MD5: 29016 0a32dd3d1a001c61bf9a48874a26c44c

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

      Size/MD5: 27146 8283ce116a633df7c39357ea5fc45b2c