Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.6.0-openjdk on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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.

- 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 :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93150 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3458

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