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 integer overflow flaw was found in the way the 2D component handled
certain sample model instances. A specially crafted sample model
instance could cause Java Virtual Machine memory corruption and,
possibly, lead to arbitrary code execution with virtual machine
It was discovered that the 2D component did not properly reject
certain malformed images. Specially crafted raster parameters could
cause Java Virtual Machine memory corruption and, possibly, lead to
arbitrary code execution with virtual machine privileges.
Note: If your system has not yet been upgraded to Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.4 and the web browser plug-in provided by the icedtea-web
package was installed, the issues exposed via Java applets could have
been exploited without user interaction if a user visited a malicious
website. Thus, this update has been rated as having critical security
impact as a one time exception. The icedtea-web package as provided
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 uses OpenJDK 7 instead.
This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea6 1.11.9.
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
Public Exploit Available : true