Scientific Linux Security Update : java (jdk 1.6.0) on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60521


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


A vulnerability was found in in Java Web Start. If a user visits a malicious website, an attacker could misuse this flaw to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2086)

Additionally, these packages fix several other critical vulnerabilities. These are summarized in the 'Advance notification of Security Updates for Java SE' from Sun Microsystems.


Update the affected java-1.6.0-sun-compat and / or jdk packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60521

File Name: sl_20090117_java__jdk_1_6_0__on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2086

CWE: 94