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    Debian: DSA-2768-1: icedtea-web security update

    Date 04 Oct 2013
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in icedtea-web, a web browser plugin for running applets written in the Java programming language. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious website, an attacker could cause the plugin to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2768-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    October 04, 2013                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : icedtea-web
    Vulnerability  : heap-based buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-4349
    Debian Bug     : 723118
    
    A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in icedtea-web, a
    web browser plugin for running applets written in the Java programming
    language. 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.
    
    This problem was initially discovered by Arthur Gerkis and got assigned
    CVE-2012-4540. Fixes where applied in the 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 branches but
    not to the 1.4 branch.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4-3~deb7u2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4-3.1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your icedtea-web packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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