Amazon Linux AMI : java-1.6.0-openjdk Multiple Vulnerabilities (ALAS-2014-283)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the CORBA
and JNDI components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or
applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions.

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.

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.

It was discovered that the JSSE component could leak timing
information during the TLS/SSL handshake. This could possibly lead to
a disclosure of information about the used encryption key.

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f3d20a9d

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)