Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : icedtea-web (MDVSA-2012:122)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in
icedtea-web :

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in IcedTea-Web web browser
plugin. A malicious web page could use this flaw make IcedTea-Web
browser plugin pass invalid pointer to a web browser. Depending on the
browser used, it may cause the browser to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code (CVE-2012-3422).

It was discovered that the IcedTea-Web web browser plugin incorrectly
assumed that all strings provided by browser are NUL terminated, which
is not guaranteed by the NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application
Programming Interface). When used in a browser that does not NUL
terminate NPVariant NPStrings, this could lead to buffer over-read or
over-write, resulting in possible information leak, crash, or code
execution (CVE-2012-3423).

The updated packages have been upgraded to the 1.1.6 version which is
not affected by these issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61972 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54762

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3422
CVE-2012-3423

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