Scientific Linux Security Update : icedtea-web on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The IcedTea-Web project provides a Java web browser plug-in and an
implementation of Java Web Start, which is based on the Netx project.
It also contains a configuration tool for managing deployment settings
for the plug-in and Web Start implementations.

A flaw was found in the same-origin policy implementation in the
IcedTea-Web browser plug-in. A malicious Java applet could use this
flaw to open network connections to hosts other than the originating
host, violating the same-origin policy. (CVE-2011-3377)

All IcedTea-Web users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
upgrade IcedTea-Web to version 1.0.6 to correct this issue. Web
browsers using the IcedTea-Web browser plug-in must be restarted for
this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4014c815

Solution :

Update the affected icedtea-web, icedtea-web-debuginfo and / or
icedtea-web-javadoc packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61171 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3377