RHEL 5 / 6 : java-1.6.0-openjdk (RHSA-2011:0214)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated java-1.6.0-openjdk packages that fix one security issue are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

These packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the
OpenJDK 6 Software Development Kit.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were
converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
cause Java-based applications to hang, for instance if they parse
Double values in a specially crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2010-4476)

All users of java-1.6.0-openjdk are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which resolve this issue. All running instances of
OpenJDK Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-4476.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0214.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51952 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46091

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4476