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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.
An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in the IcedTea-Web
plug-in. Visiting a malicious web page could possibly cause a web
browser using the IcedTea-Web plug-in to crash, disclose a portion of
its memory, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3422)
It was discovered that the IcedTea-Web plug-in incorrectly assumed all
strings received from the browser were NUL terminated. When using the
plug-in with a web browser that does not NUL terminate strings,
visiting a web page containing a Java applet could possibly cause the
browser to crash, disclose a portion of its memory, or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3423)
This erratum also upgrades IcedTea-Web to version 1.2.1.
All IcedTea-Web users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues. Web browsers using the IcedTea-Web browser
plug-in must be restarted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected icedtea-web, icedtea-web-debuginfo and / or
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5