RHEL 7 : java-1.8.0-openjdk (RHSA-2018:2242)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111257

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 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. 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 provide the OpenJDK 8 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 8 Java Software Development Kit.

Security Fix(es) :

* OpenJDK: insufficient index validation in PatternSyntaxException getMessage () (Concurrency, 8199547) (CVE-2018-2952)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Note: If the web browser plug-in provided by the icedtea-web package was installed, the issues exposed via Java applets could have been exploited without user interaction if a user visited a malicious website.

Bug Fix(es) :

* This update applies changes from OpenJDK upstream version 8u172, which provides a number of bug fixes over the previous version, 8u171.
(BZ# 1588364)

* OpenJDK was recently updated to support reading the system certificate authority database (cacerts) directly. As an unintended consequence, this removed the ability to read certificates from the user-provided jssecacerts file. With this update, that ability is restored by reading from that file first, if available. (BZ#1593737)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018-2242.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2018-2952.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111257

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-2242.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/24

Modified: 2018/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-accessibility, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-accessibility-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-demo-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-javadoc-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-javadoc-zip, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-javadoc-zip-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-src, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-src-debug, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-2952

RHSA: 2018:2242