Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.6.0-openjdk on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61784
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThese packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 6 Software Development Kit.
It was discovered that the Beans component in OpenJDK did not perform permission checks properly. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to use classes from restricted packages, allowing it to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-1682)
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.
This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea6 1.10.9.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.