RHEL 6 : java-1.7.0-openjdk (RHSA-2012:1223)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated java-1.7.0-openjdk packages that fix several security issues
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important 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 7 Java Runtime Environment and the
OpenJDK 7 Software Development Kit.

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the Beans
component in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could
use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-4681,
CVE-2012-1682, CVE-2012-3136)

A hardening fix was applied to the AWT component in OpenJDK, removing
functionality from the restricted SunToolkit class that was used in
combination with other flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2012-0547)

All users of java-1.7.0-openjdk are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which resolve these issues. 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-2012-0547.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1682.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3136.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-4681.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1223.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61769 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55213
55337

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0547
CVE-2012-1682
CVE-2012-3136
CVE-2012-4681