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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61784


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


These 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61784

File Name: sl_20120903_java_1_6_0_openjdk_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/05

Modified: 2012/10/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0547, CVE-2012-1682