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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-4540

Off-by-one error in the invoke function in 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.
Publish Date : 2012-11-11 Last Update Date : 2015-05-20
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflowObtain Information
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat critical
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2012-10-22 2012-11-07
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1434 -- icedtea-web security update (critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27853 unix
DSA-2768-1 icedtea-web - heap-based buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20094 unix
ELSA-2012:1434: icedtea-web security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23241 unix
RHSA-2012:1434: icedtea-web security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21550 unix
RHSA-2012:1434: icedtea-web security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121434 unix
USN-1625-1 -- icedtea-web vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17489 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-4540

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Redhat Icedtea-web 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Redhat Icedtea-web 1.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Redhat Icedtea-web 1.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Redhat Icedtea-web 1.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Redhat Icedtea-web 1.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Redhat Icedtea-web 1.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Redhat Icedtea-web 1.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Redhat Icedtea-web 1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Redhat Icedtea-web 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Redhat Icedtea-web 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Redhat Icedtea-web 10

- References For CVE-2012-4540
MLIST [distro-pkg-dev] 20121107 IcedTea-Web 1.1.7, 1.2.2 and 1.3.1 [security releases] released! CONFIRM
XF icedtea-applet-bo(79894)
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1524 CONFIRM
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0174
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1511
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1509
GENTOO GLSA-201406-32
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1434
MLIST [distro-pkg-dev] 20130919 IcedTea-Web 1.4.1 released!
MLIST [oss-security] 20121107 IcedTea-Web CVE-2012-4540
BID 56434 IcedTea-Web CVE-2012-4540 Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2013-09-24 CONFIRM
BID 62426 IcedTea-Web CVE-2013-4349 Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2013-10-09
SECTRACK 1027738

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-4540

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