Scientific Linux Security Update : java-11-openjdk on SL7.x i686/x86_64 (2021:3892)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 154275
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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Scientific Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SLSA-2021:3892-1 advisory.

- OpenJDK: Loop in HttpsServer triggered during TLS session close (JSSE, 8254967) (CVE-2021-35565)

- OpenJDK: Incorrect principal selection when using Kerberos Constrained Delegation (Libraries, 8266689) (CVE-2021-35567)

- OpenJDK: Weak ciphers preferred over stronger ones for TLS (JSSE, 8264210) (CVE-2021-35550)

- OpenJDK: Excessive memory allocation in RTFParser (Swing, 8265167) (CVE-2021-35556)

- OpenJDK: Excessive memory allocation in RTFReader (Swing, 8265580) (CVE-2021-35559)

- OpenJDK: Excessive memory allocation in HashMap and HashSet (Utility, 8266097) (CVE-2021-35561)

- OpenJDK: Certificates with end dates too far in the future can corrupt keystore (Keytool, 8266137) (CVE-2021-35564)

- OpenJDK: Unexpected exception raised during TLS handshake (JSSE, 8267729) (CVE-2021-35578)

- OpenJDK: Excessive memory allocation in BMPImageReader (ImageIO, 8267735) (CVE-2021-35586)

- OpenJDK: Non-constant comparison during TLS handshakes (JSSE, 8269618) (CVE-2021-35603)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 154275

File Name: sl_20211020_java_11_openjdk_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/20/2021

Updated: 10/26/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-35550


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-11-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-11-openjdk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-11-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-11-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-11-openjdk-headless, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-11-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-11-openjdk-javadoc-zip, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-11-openjdk-jmods, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-11-openjdk-src, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-11-openjdk-static-libs

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/19/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-35550, CVE-2021-35556, CVE-2021-35559, CVE-2021-35561, CVE-2021-35564, CVE-2021-35565, CVE-2021-35567, CVE-2021-35578, CVE-2021-35586, CVE-2021-35603