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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.
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)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-4540
BugTraq ID: 56434
BugTraq ID: 62426
Debian Security Information: DSA-2768 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1434
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:1524 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:0174 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1509 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1511 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:1595 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: icedtea-applet-bo(79894)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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