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Ubuntu alert USN-2131-1 (icedtea-web)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-2131-1] IcedTea Web vulnerability
Date:  Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:01:07 -0500
Message-ID:  <>

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2131-1 March 06, 2014 icedtea-web vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 13.10 - Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Summary: IcedTea Web could be made to expose or alter sensitive information. Software Description: - icedtea-web: A web browser plugin to execute Java applets Details: Michael Scherer discovered that IcedTea Web created temporary directories in an unsafe fashion. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain or modify sensitive information from other local user sessions. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 13.10: icedtea-6-plugin 1.4-3ubuntu2.1 icedtea-7-plugin 1.4-3ubuntu2.1 Ubuntu 12.10: icedtea-6-plugin 1.3.2-1ubuntu0.12.10.3 icedtea-7-plugin 1.3.2-1ubuntu0.12.10.3 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: icedtea-6-plugin 1.2.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.4 icedtea-7-plugin 1.2.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.4 After a standard system update you need to restart your browser to make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2013-6493 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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