Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : icedtea-web vulnerabilities (USN-2817-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87066


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


It was discovered that IcedTea Web incorrectly handled applet URLs. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to inject applets into the .appletTrustSettings configuration file and bypass user approval.

Andrea Palazzo discovered that IcedTea Web incorrectly determined the origin of unsigned applets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass user approval, or to trick the user into approving applet execution. (CVE-2015-5235).

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: Medium

ID: 87066

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2817-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/25

Modified: 2016/05/24

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea-6-plugin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icedtea-7-plugin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/24

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 127019, 127031

USN: 2817-1