Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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).
Update the affected icedtea-6-plugin and / or icedtea-7-plugin
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5