Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.6.0-sun on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (BEAST)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61158
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe Sun 1.6.0 Java release includes the Sun Java 6 Runtime Environment and the Sun Java 6 Software Development Kit.
This update fixes several 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 Java SE Critical Patch page, listed in the References section. (CVE-2011-3389, CVE-2011-3516, CVE-2011-3521, CVE-2011-3544, CVE-2011-3545, CVE-2011-3546, CVE-2011-3547, CVE-2011-3548, CVE-2011-3549, CVE-2011-3550, CVE-2011-3551, CVE-2011-3552, CVE-2011-3553, CVE-2011-3554, CVE-2011-3555, CVE-2011-3556, CVE-2011-3557, CVE-2011-3558, CVE-2011-3560, CVE-2011-3561)
All users of java-1.6.0-sun are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which provide JDK and JRE 6 Update 29 and resolve these issues. All running instances of Sun Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected java-1.6.0-sun-compat and / or jdk packages.