Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.8.0-openjdk on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the DCG implementation in the RMI
component of OpenJDK failed to correctly handle
references. A remote attacker could possibly use this
flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
RMI registry or a Java RMI application. (CVE-2017-10102)

- Multiple flaws were discovered in the RMI, JAXP,
ImageIO, Libraries, AWT, Hotspot, and Security
components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or
applet could use these flaws to completely bypass Java
sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2017-10107, CVE-2017-10096,
CVE-2017-10101, CVE-2017-10089, CVE-2017-10090,
CVE-2017-10087, CVE-2017-10111, CVE-2017-10110,
CVE-2017-10074, CVE-2017-10067)

- It was discovered that the LDAPCertStore class in the
Security component of OpenJDK followed LDAP referrals to
arbitrary URLs. A specially crafted LDAP referral URL
could cause LDAPCertStore to communicate with non-LDAP
servers. (CVE-2017-10116)

- It was discovered that the Nashorn JavaScript engine in
the Scripting component of OpenJDK could allow scripts
to access Java APIs even when access to Java APIs was
disabled. An untrusted JavaScript executed by Nashorn
could use this flaw to bypass intended restrictions.
(CVE-2017-10078)

- It was discovered that the Security component of OpenJDK
could fail to properly enforce restrictions defined for
processing of X.509 certificate chains. A remote
attacker could possibly use this flaw to make Java
accept certificate using one of the disabled algorithms.
(CVE-2017-10198)

- A covert timing channel flaw was found in the DSA
implementation in the JCE component of OpenJDK. A remote
attacker able to make a Java application generate DSA
signatures on demand could possibly use this flaw to
extract certain information about the used key via a
timing side channel. (CVE-2017-10115)

- A covert timing channel flaw was found in the PKCS#8
implementation in the JCE component of OpenJDK. A remote
attacker able to make a Java application repeatedly
compare PKCS#8 key against an attacker controlled value
could possibly use this flaw to determine the key via a
timing side channel. (CVE-2017-10135)

- It was discovered that the BasicAttribute and CodeSource
classes in OpenJDK did not limit the amount of memory
allocated when creating object instances from a
serialized form. A specially crafted serialized input
stream could cause Java to consume an excessive amount
of memory. (CVE-2017-10108, CVE-2017-10109)

- Multiple flaws were found in the Hotspot and Security
components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or
applet could use these flaws to bypass certain Java
sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2017-10081, CVE-2017-10193)

- It was discovered that the JPEGImageReader
implementation in the 2D component of OpenJDK would, in
certain cases, read all image data even if it was not
used later. A specially crafted image could cause a Java
application to temporarily use an excessive amount of
CPU and memory. (CVE-2017-10053)

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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f33bbc35

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

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