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

Description :

Multiple flaws were discovered in the CORBA, Libraries, RMI,
Serialization, and 2D components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java
application or applet could use these flaws to completely bypass Java
sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2015-4835, CVE-2015-4881, CVE-2015-4843,
CVE-2015-4883, CVE-2015-4860, CVE-2015-4805, CVE-2015-4844)

Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the JAXP component in
OpenJDK. A specially crafted XML file could cause a Java application
using JAXP to consume an excessive amount of CPU and memory when
parsed. (CVE-2015-4803, CVE-2015-4893, CVE-2015-4911)

A flaw was found in the way the Libraries component in OpenJDK handled
certificate revocation lists (CRL). In certain cases, CRL checking
code could fail to report a revoked certificate, causing the
application to accept it as trusted. (CVE-2015-4868)

It was discovered that the Security component in OpenJDK failed to
properly check if a certificate satisfied all defined constraints. In
certain cases, this could cause a Java application to accept an X.509
certificate which does not meet requirements of the defined policy.

Multiple flaws were found in the Libraries, 2D, CORBA, JAXP, JGSS, and
RMI components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet
could use these flaws to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2015-4806, CVE-2015-4840, CVE-2015-4882, CVE-2015-4842,
CVE-2015-4734, CVE-2015-4903)

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

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