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Security Advisory Important: icedtea-web security update

Advisory: RHSA-2012:1132-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2012-07-31
Last updated on: 2012-07-31
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.3.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2012-3422
CVE-2012-3423

Details

Updated icedtea-web packages that fix two security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 36525b37322f2faa9465113f9bc12e4c
SHA-256: c7fc8123887c45e8e405b707495bccdf0760b675a638b7faa2b914cd2559b9fc
 
IA-32:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 2f285d30d8c557591203d5403063b189
SHA-256: 3fbb6dad1d9ce5044436d2b5485138b529a433fbb0135aec33e622dcf6c0330e
icedtea-web-debuginfo-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0959
    MD5: 4b2b076b8dadc7a0f0f6477dca4630ec
SHA-256: 5d0e72aabd346fb8ed4e6a415591a86bf098480d42ee655855a6b60d951a57f9
icedtea-web-javadoc-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm     MD5: 6f6d8b3545d6951d4727f123d02d7121
SHA-256: e1d5f1cba0ab37a1380fa6efd9f01beb425bfdf297e26ee290e11b59a2371f7b
 
x86_64:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 6868c4f6b397ff3cb222dfde0ef03209
SHA-256: afe85f282284dd2c75ba2ff6e1db43dd4ca495745ead5d3af958887ac0b00d9b
icedtea-web-debuginfo-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0959
    MD5: ef1b711c065bf0c4f669ac55a158c021
SHA-256: 37d15593a44fc22f5936501b6b44327343e64ab8e5182ddc1ab9ee807d86be19
icedtea-web-javadoc-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 097a5310dc0f5b5b179d0b6031fb2a7a
SHA-256: 99e36cfc6dbaa64fa4f3e13ec7ec698d8c8a50eda7998fbe6ff2eb1f572ba8ff
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 36525b37322f2faa9465113f9bc12e4c
SHA-256: c7fc8123887c45e8e405b707495bccdf0760b675a638b7faa2b914cd2559b9fc
 
x86_64:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 6868c4f6b397ff3cb222dfde0ef03209
SHA-256: afe85f282284dd2c75ba2ff6e1db43dd4ca495745ead5d3af958887ac0b00d9b
icedtea-web-debuginfo-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0959
    MD5: ef1b711c065bf0c4f669ac55a158c021
SHA-256: 37d15593a44fc22f5936501b6b44327343e64ab8e5182ddc1ab9ee807d86be19
icedtea-web-javadoc-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 097a5310dc0f5b5b179d0b6031fb2a7a
SHA-256: 99e36cfc6dbaa64fa4f3e13ec7ec698d8c8a50eda7998fbe6ff2eb1f572ba8ff
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 36525b37322f2faa9465113f9bc12e4c
SHA-256: c7fc8123887c45e8e405b707495bccdf0760b675a638b7faa2b914cd2559b9fc
 
IA-32:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 2f285d30d8c557591203d5403063b189
SHA-256: 3fbb6dad1d9ce5044436d2b5485138b529a433fbb0135aec33e622dcf6c0330e
icedtea-web-debuginfo-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0959
    MD5: 4b2b076b8dadc7a0f0f6477dca4630ec
SHA-256: 5d0e72aabd346fb8ed4e6a415591a86bf098480d42ee655855a6b60d951a57f9
icedtea-web-javadoc-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm     MD5: 6f6d8b3545d6951d4727f123d02d7121
SHA-256: e1d5f1cba0ab37a1380fa6efd9f01beb425bfdf297e26ee290e11b59a2371f7b
 
x86_64:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 6868c4f6b397ff3cb222dfde0ef03209
SHA-256: afe85f282284dd2c75ba2ff6e1db43dd4ca495745ead5d3af958887ac0b00d9b
icedtea-web-debuginfo-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0959
    MD5: ef1b711c065bf0c4f669ac55a158c021
SHA-256: 37d15593a44fc22f5936501b6b44327343e64ab8e5182ddc1ab9ee807d86be19
icedtea-web-javadoc-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 097a5310dc0f5b5b179d0b6031fb2a7a
SHA-256: 99e36cfc6dbaa64fa4f3e13ec7ec698d8c8a50eda7998fbe6ff2eb1f572ba8ff
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.3.z)

SRPMS:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 36525b37322f2faa9465113f9bc12e4c
SHA-256: c7fc8123887c45e8e405b707495bccdf0760b675a638b7faa2b914cd2559b9fc
 
IA-32:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:1434
    MD5: 2f285d30d8c557591203d5403063b189
SHA-256: 3fbb6dad1d9ce5044436d2b5485138b529a433fbb0135aec33e622dcf6c0330e
icedtea-web-debuginfo-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:1434
    MD5: 4b2b076b8dadc7a0f0f6477dca4630ec
SHA-256: 5d0e72aabd346fb8ed4e6a415591a86bf098480d42ee655855a6b60d951a57f9
icedtea-web-javadoc-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:1434
    MD5: 6f6d8b3545d6951d4727f123d02d7121
SHA-256: e1d5f1cba0ab37a1380fa6efd9f01beb425bfdf297e26ee290e11b59a2371f7b
 
x86_64:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:1434
    MD5: 6868c4f6b397ff3cb222dfde0ef03209
SHA-256: afe85f282284dd2c75ba2ff6e1db43dd4ca495745ead5d3af958887ac0b00d9b
icedtea-web-debuginfo-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:1434
    MD5: ef1b711c065bf0c4f669ac55a158c021
SHA-256: 37d15593a44fc22f5936501b6b44327343e64ab8e5182ddc1ab9ee807d86be19
icedtea-web-javadoc-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:1434
    MD5: 097a5310dc0f5b5b179d0b6031fb2a7a
SHA-256: 99e36cfc6dbaa64fa4f3e13ec7ec698d8c8a50eda7998fbe6ff2eb1f572ba8ff
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 36525b37322f2faa9465113f9bc12e4c
SHA-256: c7fc8123887c45e8e405b707495bccdf0760b675a638b7faa2b914cd2559b9fc
 
IA-32:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 2f285d30d8c557591203d5403063b189
SHA-256: 3fbb6dad1d9ce5044436d2b5485138b529a433fbb0135aec33e622dcf6c0330e
icedtea-web-debuginfo-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0959
    MD5: 4b2b076b8dadc7a0f0f6477dca4630ec
SHA-256: 5d0e72aabd346fb8ed4e6a415591a86bf098480d42ee655855a6b60d951a57f9
icedtea-web-javadoc-1.2.1-1.el6_3.i686.rpm     MD5: 6f6d8b3545d6951d4727f123d02d7121
SHA-256: e1d5f1cba0ab37a1380fa6efd9f01beb425bfdf297e26ee290e11b59a2371f7b
 
x86_64:
icedtea-web-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1584
    MD5: 6868c4f6b397ff3cb222dfde0ef03209
SHA-256: afe85f282284dd2c75ba2ff6e1db43dd4ca495745ead5d3af958887ac0b00d9b
icedtea-web-debuginfo-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0959
    MD5: ef1b711c065bf0c4f669ac55a158c021
SHA-256: 37d15593a44fc22f5936501b6b44327343e64ab8e5182ddc1ab9ee807d86be19
icedtea-web-javadoc-1.2.1-1.el6_3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 097a5310dc0f5b5b179d0b6031fb2a7a
SHA-256: 99e36cfc6dbaa64fa4f3e13ec7ec698d8c8a50eda7998fbe6ff2eb1f572ba8ff
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

840592 - CVE-2012-3422 icedtea-web: getvalueforurl uninitialized instance pointer
841345 - CVE-2012-3423 icedtea-web: incorrect handling of not 0-terminated strings


References



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