Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.7.0-openjdk on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

An input validation flaw was discovered in the font layout engine in
the 2D component. A specially crafted font file could trigger Java
Virtual Machine memory corruption when processed. An untrusted Java
application or applet could possibly use this flaw to bypass Java
sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-5907)

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the
CORBA, JNDI, and Libraries components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java
application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox
restrictions. (CVE-2014-0428, CVE-2014-0422, CVE-2013-5893)

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the
Serviceability, Security, CORBA, JAAS, JAXP, and Networking components
in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these
flaws to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2014-0373,
CVE-2013-5878, CVE-2013-5910, CVE-2013-5896, CVE-2013-5884,
CVE-2014-0416, CVE-2014-0376, CVE-2014-0368)

It was discovered that the Beans component did not restrict processing
of XML external entities. This flaw could cause a Java application
using Beans to leak sensitive information, or affect application
availability. (CVE-2014-0423)

It was discovered that the JSSE component could leak timing
information during the TLS/SSL handshake. This could possibly lead to
disclosure of information about the used encryption keys.
(CVE-2014-0411)

Note: The java-1.7.0-openjdk package shipped with Scientific Linux 6.5
via SLBA-2013:1611 replaced 'java7' with 'java' in the provides list.
This update re-adds 'java7' to the provides list to maintain backwards
compatibility with releases prior to Scientific Linux 6.5.

Note: If 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.

All running instances of OpenJDK Java must be restarted for the update
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e8a0f427

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)