Scientific Linux Security Update : icedtea-web on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91538


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


The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
icedtea-web (1.6.2).

Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that IcedTea-Web did not properly sanitize applet URLs when storing applet trust settings.
A malicious web page could use this flaw to inject trust-settings configuration, and cause applets to be executed without user approval. (CVE-2015-5234)

- It was discovered that IcedTea-Web did not properly determine an applet's origin when asking the user if the applet should be run. A malicious page could use this flaw to cause IcedTea-Web to execute the applet without user approval, or confuse the user into approving applet execution based on an incorrectly indicated applet origin. (CVE-2015-5235)


Update the affected icedtea-web, icedtea-web-debuginfo and / or icedtea-web-javadoc packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91538

File Name: sl_20160510_icedtea_web_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/09

Modified: 2016/06/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/10

Reference Information

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