Scientific Linux Security Update : icedtea-web on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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 :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61406 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3422

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