Debian DSA-2507-1 : openjdk-6 - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 59839

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VPR Score: 9.6


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenJDK, an implementation of the Oracle Java platform.

- CVE-2012-1711 CVE-2012-1719 Multiple errors in the CORBA implementation could lead to breakouts of the Java sandbox.

- CVE-2012-1713 Missing input sanitising in the font manager could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2012-1716 The SynthLookAndFeel Swing class could be abused to break out of the Java sandbox.

- CVE-2012-1717 Several temporary files were created insecurely, resulting in local information disclosure.

- CVE-2012-1718 Certificate revocation lists were incorrectly implemented.

- CVE-2012-1723 CVE-2012-1725 Validation errors in the bytecode verifier of the Hotspot VM could lead to breakouts of the Java sandbox.

- CVE-2012-1724 Missing input sanitising in the XML parser could lead to denial of service through an infinite loop.


Upgrade the openjdk-6 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 6b18-1.8.13-0+squeeze2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 59839

File Name: debian_DSA-2507.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/07/05

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 9.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openjdk-6, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/04

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Java Applet Field Bytecode Verifier Cache Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1711, CVE-2012-1713, CVE-2012-1716, CVE-2012-1717, CVE-2012-1718, CVE-2012-1719, CVE-2012-1723, CVE-2012-1724, CVE-2012-1725

BID: 53946, 53947, 53949, 53950, 53951, 53952, 53954, 53958, 53960

DSA: 2507