Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.6.0-sun on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The Sun 1.6.0 Java release includes the Sun Java 6 Runtime Environment
and the Sun Java 6 Software Development Kit.

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the Sun Java 6 Runtime
Environment and the Sun Java 6 Software Development Kit. Further
information about these flaws can be found on the Oracle Java SE
Critical Patch page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2012-0551,
CVE-2012-1711, CVE-2012-1713, CVE-2012-1716, CVE-2012-1717,
CVE-2012-1718, CVE-2012-1719, CVE-2012-1721, CVE-2012-1722,
CVE-2012-1723, CVE-2012-1724, CVE-2012-1725)

All users of java-1.6.0-sun are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which provide JDK and JRE 6 Update 33 and resolve these
issues. All running instances of Sun Java must be restarted for the
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f54a3492

Solution :

Update the affected java-1.6.0-sun-compat and / or jdk packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true