Oracle Linux 6 : icedtea-web (ELSA-2012-1132)

High Nessus Plugin ID 68590


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:1132 :

Updated icedtea-web packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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.

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in the IcedTea-Web plug-in. Visiting a malicious web page could possibly cause a web browser using the IcedTea-Web plug-in to crash, disclose a portion of its memory, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3422)

It was discovered that the IcedTea-Web plug-in incorrectly assumed all strings received from the browser were NUL terminated. When using the plug-in with a web browser that does not NUL terminate strings, visiting a web page containing a Java applet could possibly cause the browser to crash, disclose a portion of its memory, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3423)

Red Hat would like to thank Chamal De Silva for reporting the CVE-2012-3422 issue.

This erratum also upgrades IcedTea-Web to version 1.2.1. Refer to the NEWS file, linked to in the References, for further information.

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


Update the affected icedtea-web packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68590

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-1132.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:icedtea-web, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:icedtea-web-javadoc, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/01

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 84362, 84363

RHSA: 2012:1132