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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-3423

Original release date: 08/07/2012
Last revised: 10/04/2014


The IcedTea-Web plugin before 1.2.1 does not properly handle NPVariant NPStrings without NUL terminators, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash), obtain sensitive information from memory, or execute arbitrary code via a crafted Java applet.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2013:1174
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0893
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=841345
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:0982
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/release/icedtea-web-1.2/rev/d65bd94e0ba9
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201406-32
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/release/icedtea-web-1.2/rev/d7375e2a9076
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=863
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/release/icedtea-web-1.2/file/icedtea-web-1.2.1/NEWS
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=518
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0826
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:0979
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0966
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2013:0851
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1132
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:0981
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1521-1

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