Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : java-1.6.0-openjdk (ELSA-2016-1776)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1776 :

An update for java-1.6.0-openjdk is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 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-1.6.0-openjdk packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime
Environment and the OpenJDK 6 Java Software Development Kit.

Security Fix(es) :

* An insufficient bytecode verification flaw was discovered in the
Hotspot component in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet
could use this flaw to completely bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2016-3606)

* 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-2016-3500, CVE-2016-3508)

* Multiple flaws were found in the CORBA and Hotsport components in
OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws
to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-3458,
CVE-2016-3550)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-August/006297.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-August/006298.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-August/006299.html

Solution :

Update the affected java-1.6.0-openjdk packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93147 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3458
CVE-2016-3500
CVE-2016-3508
CVE-2016-3550
CVE-2016-3606

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