SUSE SLED12 Security Update : icedtea-web (SUSE-SU-2015:1682-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86308


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The Java IcedTea-Web Plugin was updated to 1.6.1 bringing various features, bug- and securityfixes.

- Enabled Entry-Point attribute check

- permissions sandbox and signed app and unsigned app with permissions all-permissions now run in sandbox instead of not t all.

- fixed DownloadService

- comments in now should persists load/save

- fixed bug in caching of files with query

- fixed issues with recreating of existing shortcut

- trustAll/trustNone now processed correctly

- headless no longer shows dialogues

- RH1231441 Unable to read the text of the buttons of the security dialogue

- Fixed RH1233697 icedtea-web: applet origin spoofing (CVE-2015-5235, bsc#944208)

- Fixed RH1233667 icedtea-web: unexpected permanent authorization of unsigned applets (CVE-2015-5234, bsc#944209)

- MissingALACAdialog made available also for unsigned applications (but ignoring actual manifest value) and fixed

- NetX

- fixed issues with -html shortcuts

- fixed issue with -html receiving garbage in width and height

- PolicyEditor

- file flag made to work when used standalone

- file flag and main argument cannot be used in combination

The update to 1.6 is included and brings :

- Massively improved offline abilities. Added Xoffline switch to force work without inet connection.

- Improved to be able to run with any JDK

- JDK 6 and older no longer supported

- JDK 8 support added (URLPermission granted if applicable)

- JDK 9 supported

- Added support for Entry-Point manifest attribute

- Added KEY_ENABLE_MANIFEST_ATTRIBUTES_CHECK deployment property to control scan of Manifest file

- starting arguments now accept also -- abbreviations

- Added new documentation

- Added support for menu shortcuts - both javaws applications/applets and html applets are supported

- added support for -html switch for javaws. Now you can run most of the applets without browser at all

- Control Panel

- PR1856: ControlPanel UI improvement for lower resolutions (800*600)

- NetX

- PR1858: Java Console accepts multi-byte encodings

- PR1859: Java Console UI improvement for lower resolutions (800*600)

- RH1091563: [abrt] icedtea-web-1.5-2.fc20: Uncaught exception java.lang.ClassCastException in method sun.applet.PluginAppletViewer$

- Dropped support for long unmaintained -basedir argument

- Returned support for -jnlp argument

- RH1095311, PR574 - References class sun.misc.Ref removed in OpenJDK 9

- fixed, and so buildable on JDK9

- Plugin

- PR1743 - Intermittant deadlock in PluginRequestProcessor

- PR1298 - LiveConnect - problem setting array elements (applet variables) from JS

- RH1121549: coverity defects

- Resolves method overloading correctly with superclass heirarchy distance

- PolicyEditor

- codebases can be renamed in-place, copied, and pasted

- codebase URLs can be copied to system clipboard

- displays a progress dialog while opening or saving files

- codebases without permissions assigned save to file anyway (and re-appear on next open)

- PR1776: NullPointer on save-and-exit

- PR1850: duplicate codebases when launching from security dialogs

- Fixed bug where clicking 'Cancel' on the 'Save before Exiting' dialog could result in the editor exiting without saving changes

- Keyboard accelerators and mnemonics greatly improved

- 'File - New' allows editing a new policy without first selecting the file to save to

- Common

- PR1769: support signed applets which specify Sandbox permissions in their manifests

- Temporary Permissions in security dialog now multi-selectable and based on PolicyEditor permissions

The update to 1.5.2 brings OpenJDK 8 support (fate#318956)

- NetX

- RH1095311, PR574 - References class sun.misc.Ref removed in OpenJDK 9

- fixed, and so buildable on JDK9

- RH1154177 - decoded file needed from cache

- fixed NPE in https dialog

- empty codebase behaves as '.'

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-2015-642=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-642=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86308

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1682-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/07

Modified: 2016/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:java-1_7_0-openjdk-plugin, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:java-1_7_0-openjdk-plugin-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:java-1_7_0-openjdk-plugin-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5234, CVE-2015-5235

OSVDB: 127019, 127031