Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121132
RHSA-2012:1132: icedtea-web security update (Important)  

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. (CVE-2012-3423)
Red Hat would like to thank Chamal De Silva for reporting the CVE-2012-3422 issue.
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.
Create Date: 2012-07-31 Last Update Date: 2012-07-31

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
  • Redhat  Icedtea-web  
  • Redhat  Enterprise Linux  
  • cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6::client
  • cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6::computenode
  • cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6::server
  • cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6::workstation
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

References

Criteria

The patch should be installed
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux must be installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304026. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : icedtea-web-javadoc is earlier than 0:1.2.1-1.el6_3
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121132003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : icedtea-web-javadoc is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20141417004. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : icedtea-web is earlier than 0:1.2.1-1.el6_3
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20121132001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : icedtea-web is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20141417002. Please see help for possible reasons

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