This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated java-1.6.0-openjdk packages that fix two security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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.
These packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the
OpenJDK 6 Software Development Kit.
An improper permission check issue was discovered in the JMX component
in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this
flaw to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-1486)
It was discovered that OpenJDK leaked timing information when
decrypting TLS/SSL protocol encrypted records when CBC-mode cipher
suites were used. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to
retrieve plain text from the encrypted packets by using a TLS/SSL
server as a padding oracle. (CVE-2013-0169)
Note: If the web browser plug-in provided by the icedtea-web package
was installed, CVE-2013-1486 could have been exploited without user
interaction if a user visited a malicious website.
This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea6 1.11.8.
Refer to the NEWS file, linked to in the References, for further
All users of java-1.6.0-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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0