RHEL 6 : java-1.7.0-openjdk (RHSA-2012:1223)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61769


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated java-1.7.0-openjdk packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

These packages provide the OpenJDK 7 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 7 Software Development Kit.

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the Beans component in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-4681, CVE-2012-1682, CVE-2012-3136)

A hardening fix was applied to the AWT component in OpenJDK, removing functionality from the restricted SunToolkit class that was used in combination with other flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions.

All users of java-1.7.0-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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61769

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1223.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/04

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-src, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/03

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Java 7 Applet Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0547, CVE-2012-1682, CVE-2012-3136, CVE-2012-4681

BID: 55213, 55337

OSVDB: 84867, 84980, 84981, 84982

RHSA: 2012:1223