Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.6.0-openjdk on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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 running instances of OpenJDK Java must be restarted for the update
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?48bfd6e8

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60953 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4476