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Ubuntu alert USN-1625-1 (icedtea-web)

From:  Jamie Strandboge <>
Subject:  [USN-1625-1] Icedtea-Web vulnerability
Date:  Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:56:54 -0600
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========================================================================= Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1625-1 November 07, 2012 icedtea-web vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Ubuntu 11.10 - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: The Icedtea-Web plugin could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted web page. Software Description: - icedtea-web: A web browser plugin to execute Java applets Details: Arthur Gerkis discovered a buffer overflow in the Icedtea-Web plugin. 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. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.10: icedtea-6-plugin 1.3-1ubuntu1.1 icedtea-7-plugin 1.3-1ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: icedtea-6-plugin 1.2-2ubuntu1.3 icedtea-7-plugin 1.2-2ubuntu1.3 Ubuntu 11.10: icedtea-6-plugin 1.2-2ubuntu0.11.10.4 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: icedtea-6-plugin 1.2-2ubuntu0.10.04.3 After a standard system update you need to restart your browser to make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2012-4540 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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