DSA 2768-1: icedtea-web security update
Posted on: 10/05/2013 10:11 AM

An icedtea-web security update has been released for Debian

DSA 2768-1: icedtea-web security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2768-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
October 04, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : icedtea-web
Vulnerability : heap-based buffer overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-4349
Debian Bug : 723118

A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in icedtea-web, a
web browser plugin for running applets written in the Java programming
language. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an
attacker could cause the plugin to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code as the user invoking the program.

This problem was initially discovered by Arthur Gerkis and got assigned
CVE-2012-4540. Fixes where applied in the 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 branches but
not to the 1.4 branch.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4-3~deb7u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4-3.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your icedtea-web packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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