Oracle Linux 5 / 7 : java-1.7.0-openjdk (ELSA-2016-0512)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0512 :

An update for java-1.7.0-openjdk is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The java-1.7.0-openjdk packages provide the OpenJDK 7 Java Runtime
Environment and the OpenJDK 7 Java Software Development Kit for
compiling and executing Java programs.

Security Fix(es) :

* An improper type safety check was discovered in the Hotspot
component. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw
to bypass Java Sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-0636)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-March/005903.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-March/005909.html

Solution :

Update the affected java-1.7.0-openjdk packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90175 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0636

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