Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.6.0-openjdk on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61328

Synopsis

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

Description

These packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 6 Software Development Kit.

Multiple flaws were discovered in the CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) implementation in Java. A malicious Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions or modify immutable object data. (CVE-2012-1711, CVE-2012-1719)

It was discovered that the SynthLookAndFeel class from Swing did not properly prevent access to certain UI elements from outside the current application context. A malicious Java application or applet could use this flaw to crash the Java Virtual Machine, or bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-1716)

Multiple flaws were discovered in the font manager's layout lookup implementation. A specially crafted font file could cause the Java Virtual Machine to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the virtual machine. (CVE-2012-1713)

Multiple flaws were found in the way the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine verified the bytecode of the class file to be executed. A specially crafted Java application or applet could use these flaws to crash the Java Virtual Machine, or bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2012-1723, CVE-2012-1725)

It was discovered that the Java XML parser did not properly handle certain XML documents. An attacker able to make a Java application parse a specially crafted XML file could use this flaw to make the XML parser enter an infinite loop. (CVE-2012-1724)

It was discovered that the Java security classes did not properly handle Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL). CRL containing entries with duplicate certificate serial numbers could have been ignored.
(CVE-2012-1718)

It was discovered that various classes of the Java Runtime library could create temporary files with insecure permissions. A local attacker could use this flaw to gain access to the content of such temporary files. (CVE-2012-1717)

This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea6 1.10.8.

All users of java-1.6.0-openjdk are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues. All running instances of OpenJDK Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6970e5df

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61328

File Name: sl_20120613_java_1_6_0_openjdk_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2018/12/31

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: 2012/06/13

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Java Applet Field Bytecode Verifier Cache Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1711, CVE-2012-1713, CVE-2012-1716, CVE-2012-1717, CVE-2012-1718, CVE-2012-1719, CVE-2012-1723, CVE-2012-1724, CVE-2012-1725