RHEL 5 / 6 : java-1.7.0-oracle (RHSA-2013:0156)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated java-1.7.0-oracle packages that fix two security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
critical 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.

Oracle Java SE version 7 includes the Oracle Java Runtime Environment
and the Oracle Java Software Development Kit.

This update fixes two vulnerabilities in the Oracle Java Runtime
Environment and the Oracle Java Software Development Kit. Further
information about these flaws can be found on the Oracle Security
Alert page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2012-3174,
CVE-2013-0422)

Red Hat is aware that a public exploit for CVE-2013-0422 is available
that executes code without user interaction when a user visits a
malicious web page using a browser with the Oracle Java 7 web browser
plug-in enabled.

All users of java-1.7.0-oracle are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which provide Oracle Java 7 Update 11 and resolve these
issues. All running instances of Oracle Java must be restarted for the
update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3174.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-0422.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0156.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: 63534 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57246
57312

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3174
CVE-2013-0422