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

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

These vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without
authentication, i.e., they may be exploited over a network without the
need for a username and password. To be successfully exploited, an
unsuspecting user running an affected release in a browser will need
to visit a malicious web page that leverages this vulnerability.
Successful exploits can impact the availability, integrity, and
confidentiality of the user's system.

In addition, this Security Alert includes a security-in-depth fix in
the AWT subcomponent of the Java Runtime Environment.

Due to the severity of these vulnerabilities, the public disclosure of
technical details and the reported exploitation of CVE-2012-4681 'in
the wild,' we strongly recommend that you apply the updates as soon as
possible.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3f5d2a9e

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62071 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4681