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RHSA-2011:1441: icedtea-web security update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
4 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) November 07, 2011 November 09, 2011 September 29, 2014


Updated icedtea-web packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link 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. A flaw was found in the same-origin policy implementation in the IcedTea-Web browser plug-in. A malicious Java applet could use this flaw to open network connections to hosts other than the originating host, violating the same-origin policy. (CVE-2011-3377) All IcedTea-Web users should upgrade to these updated packages, which upgrade IcedTea-Web to version 1.0.6 to correct this issue. Web browsers using the IcedTea-Web browser plug-in must be restarted for this update to take effect.

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