Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : icedtea-web vulnerabilities (USN-1804-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Jiri Vanek discovered that IcedTea-Web would use the same classloader
for applets from different domains. A remote attacker could exploit
this to expose sensitive information or potentially manipulate applets
from other domains. (CVE-2013-1926)

It was discovered that IcedTea-Web did not properly verify JAR files
and was susceptible to the GIFAR attack. If a user were tricked into
opening a malicious website, a remote attacker could potentially
exploit this to execute code under certain circumstances.

Solution :

Update the affected icedtea-netx package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66032 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1926