Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
Chamal De Silva discovered that the IcedTea-Web Java web browser
plugin could dereference an uninitialized pointer. A remote attacker
could use this to craft a malicious web page that could cause a denial
of service by crashing the web browser or possibly execute arbitrary
Steven Bergom and others discovered that the IcedTea-Web Java web
browser plugin assumed that all strings provided by browsers are NULL
terminated, which is not guaranteed by the NPAPI (Netscape Plugin
Application Programming Interface). A remote attacker could use this
to craft a malicious Java applet that could cause a denial of service
by crashing the web browser, expose sensitive information or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3423).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected icedtea-6-plugin and / or icedtea-7-plugin
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false