Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : icedtea-web vulnerability (USN-2131-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 72875


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Michael Scherer discovered that IcedTea Web created temporary directories in an unsafe fashion. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain or modify sensitive information from other local user sessions.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected icedtea-6-plugin and / or icedtea-7-plugin packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 72875

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2131-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/07

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea-6-plugin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea-7-plugin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6493

BID: 65437

USN: 2131-1