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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111259


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security


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

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.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111259

File Name: sl_20180723_java_1_8_0_openjdk_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/24

Modified: 2018/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-2952