Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : icedtea-web vulnerabilities (USN-2817-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that IcedTea Web incorrectly handled applet URLs. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to inject applets into
the .appletTrustSettings configuration file and bypass user approval.
(CVE-2015-5234)

Andrea Palazzo discovered that IcedTea Web incorrectly determined the
origin of unsigned applets. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to bypass user approval, or to trick the user into approving
applet execution. (CVE-2015-5235).

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87066 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5234
CVE-2015-5235

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