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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
It was discovered that the Java XML parser did not properly handle
certain XML documents. An attacker able to make a Java application
parse a specially crafted XML file could use this flaw to make the XML
parser enter an infinite loop. (CVE-2012-1724)
Multiple flaws were found in the way the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine
verified the bytecode of the class file to be executed. A specially
crafted Java application or applet could use these flaws to crash the
Java Virtual Machine, or bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
It was discovered that the Java security classes did not properly
handle Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL). CRL containing entries with
duplicate certificate serial numbers could have been ignored.
It was discovered that various classes of the Java Runtime library
could create temporary files with insecure permissions. A local
attacker could use this flaw to gain access to the content of such
temporary files. (CVE-2012-1717)
It was discovered that the SynthLookAndFeel class from Swing did not
properly prevent access to certain UI elements from outside the
current application context. A malicious Java application or applet
could use this flaw to crash the Java Virtual Machine, or bypass Java
sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-1716)
Multiple flaws were discovered in the font manager's layout lookup
implementation. A specially crafted font file could cause the Java
Virtual Machine to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the virtual machine. (CVE-2012-1713)
Multiple flaws were discovered in the CORBA (Common Object Request
Broker Architecture) implementation in Java. A malicious Java
application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox
restrictions or modify immutable object data. (CVE-2012-1711)
See also :
Run 'yum update java-1.6.0-openjdk' to update your system.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true