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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
icedtea-web (1.6.2).

Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that IcedTea-Web did not properly
sanitize applet URLs when storing applet trust settings.
A malicious web page could use this flaw to inject
trust-settings configuration, and cause applets to be
executed without user approval. (CVE-2015-5234)

- It was discovered that IcedTea-Web did not properly
determine an applet's origin when asking the user if the
applet should be run. A malicious page could use this
flaw to cause IcedTea-Web to execute the applet without
user approval, or confuse the user into approving applet
execution based on an incorrectly indicated applet
origin. (CVE-2015-5235)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5b25b116

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91538 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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