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USN-2817-1: IcedTea Web vulnerabilities

24 November 2015

Several security issues were fixed in IcedTea Web.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that IcedTea Web incorrectly handled applet URLs. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to inject applets into the
.appletTrustSettings configuration file and bypass user approval.
(CVE-2015-5234)

Andrea Palazzo discovered that IcedTea Web incorrectly determined the
origin of unsigned applets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to bypass user approval, or to trick the user into approving applet
execution. (CVE-2015-5235)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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