Scientific Linux Security Update : java (jdk 1.5.0) on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60440

Synopsis

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

Description

Flaws in the JRE allowed an untrusted application or applet to elevate its privileges. This could be exploited by a remote attacker to access local files or execute local applications accessible to the user running the JRE (CVE-2008-1185, CVE-2008-1186)

A flaw was found in the Java XSLT processing classes. An untrusted application or applet could cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE.
(CVE-2008-1187)

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in Java Web Start (JWS). An untrusted JNLP application could access local files or execute local applications accessible to the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1188, CVE-2008-1189, CVE-2008-1190, CVE-2008-1191, CVE-2008-1196)

A flaw was found in the Java Plug-in. A remote attacker could bypass the same origin policy, executing arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1192)

A flaw was found in the JRE image parsing libraries. An untrusted application or applet could cause a denial of service, or possible execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the JRE. (CVE-2008-1193)

A flaw was found in the JRE color management library. An untrusted application or applet could trigger a denial of service (JVM crash).
(CVE-2008-1194)

The JRE allowed untrusted JavaScript code to create local network connections by the use of Java APIs. A remote attacker could use these flaws to access local network services. (CVE-2008-1195)

A vulnerability was found in the Java Management Extensions (JMX) management agent, when local monitoring is enabled. This allowed remote attackers to perform illegal operations. (CVE-2008-3103)

Multiple vulnerabilities with unsigned applets were reported. A remote attacker could misuse an unsigned applet to connect to localhost services running on the host running the applet. (CVE-2008-3104)

A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) vulnerability could be triggered by an untrusted application or applet. A remote attacker could grant an untrusted applet extended privileges such as reading and writing local files, or executing local programs. (CVE-2008-3107)

Several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Java Web Start were reported. These vulnerabilities may allow an untrusted Java Web Start application to elevate its privileges and thereby grant itself permission to read and/or write local files, as well as to execute local applications accessible to the user running the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3111)

Two file processing vulnerabilities in Java Web Start were found. A remote attacker, by means of an untrusted Java Web Start application, was able to create or delete arbitrary files with the permissions of the user running the untrusted application. (CVE-2008-3112, CVE-2008-3113)

A vulnerability in Java Web Start when processing untrusted applications was reported. An attacker was able to acquire sensitive information, such as the cache location. (CVE-2008-3114)

Solution

Update the affected java-1.5.0-sun-compat and / or jdk packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c98a0e4a

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60440

File Name: sl_20080714_java__jdk_1_5_0__on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/07/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/03/06

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1185, CVE-2008-1186, CVE-2008-1187, CVE-2008-1188, CVE-2008-1189, CVE-2008-1190, CVE-2008-1191, CVE-2008-1192, CVE-2008-1193, CVE-2008-1194, CVE-2008-1195, CVE-2008-1196, CVE-2008-3103, CVE-2008-3104, CVE-2008-3107, CVE-2008-3111, CVE-2008-3112, CVE-2008-3113, CVE-2008-3114

CWE: 20, 119, 200, 264