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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870858
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for icedtea-web RHSA-2012:1434-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'icedtea-web'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'icedtea-web'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
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.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the IcedTea-Web plug-in. Visiting a
malicious web page could cause a web browser using the IcedTea-Web plug-in
to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-4540)

Red Hat would like to thank Arthur Gerkis for reporting this issue.

This erratum also upgrades IcedTea-Web to version 1.2.2. 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 this issue. Web browsers using the IcedTea-Web browser plug-in must
be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
icedtea-web on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
6.8

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-4540
BugTraq ID: 56434
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/56434
BugTraq ID: 62426
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/62426
Debian Security Information: DSA-2768 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2768
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201406-32.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2012:171
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=869040
http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/distro-pkg-dev/2012-November/020775.html
http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/distro-pkg-dev/2013-September/024750.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/11/07/5
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1434
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1434.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027738
http://secunia.com/advisories/51206
http://secunia.com/advisories/51220
http://secunia.com/advisories/51374
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1524 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-11/msg00040.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0174 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-01/msg00065.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1509 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-09/msg00071.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1511 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-09/msg00073.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:1595 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-09/msg00019.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1625-1
XForce ISS Database: icedtea-applet-bo(79894)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/79894
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