Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.7.0-openjdk on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61786


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


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: 61786

File Name: sl_20120903_java_1_7_0_openjdk_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/05

Modified: 2013/11/18

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

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