Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : icedtea-web vulnerability (USN-2131-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Michael Scherer discovered that IcedTea Web created temporary
directories in an unsafe fashion. A local attacker could possibly use
this issue to obtain or modify sensitive information from other local
user sessions.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72875 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65437

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6493