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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IcedTea Vendors:   IcedTea Project
IcedTea-Web Validation Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Applets
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033780
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033780
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5234, CVE-2015-5235   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 9 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions 1.5.3, 1.6.1
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in IcedTea-Web. A remote user can cause arbitrary applets to be executed on the target user's system.

The system does not properly validate applet URLs [CVE-2015-5234]. A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will inject arbitrary applets into the '.appletTrustSettings' configuration file that can bypass user approval for execution.

The system does not properly validate the origin of unsigned applets [CVE-2015-5235]. A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary applets on the target user's system.

Andrea Palazzo of Truel IT reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can cause arbitrary applets to be executed on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.5.3, 1.6.1) [in September 2015].

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/distro-pkg-dev/2015-September/033546.html

Vendor URL:  icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea-Web (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 11 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) IcedTea-Web Validation Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Applets
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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