Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.8.0-openjdk on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111259

Synopsis

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

Description

Security Fix(es) :

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

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.

- 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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1fee8902

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111259

File Name: sl_20180723_java_1_8_0_openjdk_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/24

Modified: 2018/09/04

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-2952