USN-1804-1: IcedTea-Web vulnerabilities

18 April 2013

Two security issues were fixed in IcedTea-Web.

Releases

Packages

  • icedtea-web - A web browser plugin to execute Java applets

Details

Jiri Vanek discovered that IcedTea-Web would use the same classloader for
applets from different domains. A remote attacker could exploit this to
expose sensitive information or potentially manipulate applets from other
domains. (CVE-2013-1926)

It was discovered that IcedTea-Web did not properly verify JAR files and
was susceptible to the GIFAR attack. If a user were tricked into opening a
malicious website, a remote attacker could potentially exploit this to
execute code under certain circumstances. (CVE-2013-1927)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your browser to make
all the necessary changes.