Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : icedtea-web vulnerability (USN-1625-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Arthur Gerkis discovered a buffer overflow in the Icedtea-Web plugin.
If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker
could cause the plugin to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as
the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected icedtea-6-plugin and / or icedtea-7-plugin

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62860 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56434

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4540