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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60782


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


This update fixes two vulnerabilities in the Sun Java 6 Runtime Environment and the Sun Java 6 Software Development Kit. Further information about these flaws can be found on the Oracle Security Alert page listed in the References section. (CVE-2010-0886, CVE-2010-0887)

All running instances of Sun Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.

NOTE: jdk-1.6.0_20-fcs.x86_64.rpm has not been signed. We cannot sign this package without breaking it.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60782

File Name: sl_20100419_java__jdk_1_6_0__on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2013/11/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


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: 2010/04/19

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Sun Java Web Start Plugin Command Line Argument Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0886, CVE-2010-0887