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Moderately critical

Red Hat update for icedtea-web

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Release Date:  2013-04-18    Views:  1,400

Secunia Advisory SA53109

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Hijacking, Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Red Hat has issued an update for icedtea-web. This fixes two vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

1) An error within the browser plugin uses the same class loader for applets with the same codebase paths, which can be exploited to gain information about or to manipulate currently running applets from other domains.

2) An error within the plugin does not properly verify the format of the downloaded Java Archive (JAR) files and can be exploited to execute code in the context of arbitrary websites.

The vulnerabilities are reported in version prior to 1.2.3.


Solution:
Updated packages are available via the Red Hat Network.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits:
1) Jiri Vanek, Red Hat OpenJDK Team.
2) Red Hat Security Response Team.

Original Advisory:
RHSA-2013:0753-1:
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0753.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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