Amazon Linux AMI : java-1.6.0-openjdk Multiple Vulnerabilities (ALAS-2013-155)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

Multiple flaws were found in the way image parsers in the 2D and AWT
components handled image raster parameters. A specially-crafted image
could cause Java Virtual Machine memory corruption and, possibly, lead
to arbitrary code execution with the virtual machine privileges.
(CVE-2013-1478)

It was discovered that the JSSE component did not properly validate
Diffie-Hellman public keys. An SSL/TLS client could possibly use this
flaw to perform a small subgroup attack. (CVE-2013-0443)

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the AWT,
CORBA, JMX, and Libraries components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java
application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox
restrictions. (CVE-2013-0442)

It was discovered that the SSL/TLS implementation in the JSSE
component did not properly enforce handshake message ordering,
allowing an unlimited number of handshake restarts. A remote attacker
could use this flaw to make an SSL/TLS server using JSSE consume an
excessive amount of CPU by continuously restarting the handshake.
(CVE-2013-0440)

The default Java security properties configuration did not restrict
access to certain com.sun.xml.internal packages. An untrusted Java
application or applet could use this flaw to access information,
bypassing certain Java sandbox restrictions. This update lists the
whole package as restricted. (CVE-2013-0435)

A flaw was found in the AWT component's clipboard handling code. An
untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to access
clipboard data, bypassing Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-0432)

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the
Libraries, Networking, and JAXP components. An untrusted Java
application or applet could use these flaws to bypass certain Java
sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-0427)

It was discovered that the RMI component's CGIHandler class used user
inputs in error messages without any sanitization. An attacker could
use this flaw to perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack.
(CVE-2013-0424)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0fde42f1

Solution :

Run 'yum update java-1.6.0-openjdk' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69714 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0424
CVE-2013-0427
CVE-2013-0432
CVE-2013-0435
CVE-2013-0440
CVE-2013-0442
CVE-2013-0443
CVE-2013-1478