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

High Nessus Plugin ID 61972


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


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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61972

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-122.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2014/07/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:icedtea-web, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:icedtea-web-javadoc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3422, CVE-2012-3423

BID: 54762

MDVSA: 2012:122