Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.6.0-openjdk on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60953


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


A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Java-based applications to hang, for instance if they parse Double values in a specially crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2010-4476)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60953

File Name: sl_20110210_java_1_6_0_openjdk_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/05/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2011/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4476