Scientific Linux Security Update : icedtea-web on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61171
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected icedtea-web, icedtea-web-debuginfo and / or icedtea-web-javadoc packages.