IcedTea-Web Plugin security bypass

icedtea-cve20131940-security-bypass (83642) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The IcedTea-Web Plugin could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the use of the same class loader for applets with the same codebase paths. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain sensitive information about or possibly manipulate other applets currently running in the browser.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • OpenJDK Web Site: OpenJDK.
  • Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 916774: CVE-2013-1926 icedtea-web: class loader sharing for applets with same codebase paths.
  • BID-59281: IcedTea-Web CVE-2013-1926 Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-1926: The IcedTea-Web plugin before 1.2.3 and 1.3.x before 1.3.2 uses the same class loader for applets with the same codebase path but from different domains, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information or possibly alter other applets via a crafted applet.

Platforms Affected:

  • IcedTea IcedTea-Web 1.1
  • IcedTea IcedTea-Web 1.1.1
  • IcedTea IcedTea-Web 1.1.4

Reported:

Apr 17, 2013

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