RHEL 6 : java-1.8.0-openjdk (RHSA-2016:0514)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An update for java-1.8.0-openjdk is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

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-1.8.0-openjdk packages contain the latest version of the Open
Java Development Kit (OpenJDK), OpenJDK 8. These packages provide a
fully compliant implementation of Java SE 8.

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://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-0636.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0514.html

Solution :

Update the affected 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: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90182 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0636

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