RHEL 6 : icedtea-web (RHSA-2012:1434)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated icedtea-web packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

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 buffer overflow flaw was found in the IcedTea-Web plug-in. Visiting
a malicious web page could cause a web browser using the IcedTea-Web
plug-in to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-4540)

Red Hat would like to thank Arthur Gerkis for reporting this issue.

This erratum also upgrades IcedTea-Web to version 1.2.2. Refer to the
NEWS file, linked to in the References, for further information.

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-4540.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?5946ddb1
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1434.html
http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/release/icedtea-web-1.2/file/

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62857 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4540