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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61171


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


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.

A flaw was found in the same-origin policy implementation in the IcedTea-Web browser plug-in. A malicious Java applet could use this flaw to open network connections to hosts other than the originating host, violating the same-origin policy. (CVE-2011-3377)

All IcedTea-Web users should upgrade to these updated packages, which upgrade IcedTea-Web to version 1.0.6 to correct this issue. Web browsers using the IcedTea-Web browser plug-in must be restarted for this update to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61171

File Name: sl_20111108_icedtea_web_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/02/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3377