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CVE-2012-4540

Impact: Critical
Public: 2012-11-07
Bugzilla: 869040: CVE-2012-4540 icedtea-web: IcedTeaScriptableJavaObject::invoke off-by-one heap-based buffer overflow

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Off-by-one error in the invoke function in IcedTeaScriptablePluginObject.cc in IcedTea-Web 1.1.x before 1.1.7, 1.2.x before 1.2.2, 1.3.x before 1.3.1, and 1.4.x before 1.4.1 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service (crash), or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted webpage that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow, related to an error message and a "triggering event attached to applet." NOTE: the 1.4.x versions were originally associated with CVE-2013-4349, but that entry has been MERGED with this one.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4540 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (icedtea-web) RHSA-2012:1434 November 07, 2012

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Arthur Gerkis for reporting this issue.

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