Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : icedtea-web vulnerability (USN-2131-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 72875
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMichael 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected icedtea-6-plugin and / or icedtea-7-plugin packages.