|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:1132|
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The IcedTea-Web project provides a Java web browser plug-in and an
implementation of Java Web Start, which is based on the Netx project. It
also contains a configuration tool for managing deployment settings for the
plug-in and Web Start implementations.
An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in the IcedTea-Web plug-in.
Visiting a malicious web page could possibly cause a web browser using the
IcedTea-Web plug-in to crash, disclose a portion of its memory, or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3422)
It was discovered that the IcedTea-Web plug-in incorrectly assumed all
strings received from the browser were NUL terminated. When using the
plug-in with a web browser that does not NUL terminate strings, visiting a
web page containing a Java applet could possibly cause the browser to
crash, disclose a portion of its memory, or execute arbitrary code.
Red Hat would like to thank Chamal De Silva for reporting the CVE-2012-3422
This erratum also upgrades IcedTea-Web to version 1.2.1. Refer to the NEWS
file, linked to in the References, for further information.
All IcedTea-Web users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues. Web browsers using the IcedTea-Web browser plug-in
must be restarted for this update to take effect.
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date
Risk factor : High
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-3422|
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1132
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:0979 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2013:0851 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2013:1174 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:0981 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:0982 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0826 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0893 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0966 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-3423
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