Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.6.0-openjdk on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20121017) (ROBOT)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 62618
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Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the Beans, Swing, and JMX components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-5086, CVE-2012-5084, CVE-2012-5089)

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the Scripting, JMX, Concurrency, Libraries, and Security components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-5068, CVE-2012-5071, CVE-2012-5069, CVE-2012-5073, CVE-2012-5072)

It was discovered that java.util.ServiceLoader could create an instance of an incompatible class while performing provider lookup. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2012-5079)

It was discovered that the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) SSL/TLS implementation did not properly handle handshake records containing an overly large data length value. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to cause an SSL/TLS server to terminate with an exception. (CVE-2012-5081)

It was discovered that the JMX component in OpenJDK could perform certain actions in an insecure manner. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use this flaw to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2012-5075)

A bug in the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine optimization code could cause it to not perform array initialization in certain cases. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to disclose portions of the virtual machine's memory. (CVE-2012-4416)

It was discovered that the SecureRandom class did not properly protect against the creation of multiple seeders. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use this flaw to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2012-5077)

It was discovered that the java.io.FilePermission class exposed the hash code of the canonicalized path name. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use this flaw to determine certain system paths, such as the current working directory.
(CVE-2012-3216)

This update disables Gopher protocol support in the java.net package by default. Gopher support can be enabled by setting the newly introduced property, 'jdk.net.registerGopherProtocol', to true.
(CVE-2012-5085)

Note: If the web browser plug-in provided by the icedtea-web package was installed, the issues exposed via Java applets could have been exploited without user interaction if a user visited a malicious website.

This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea6 1.11.5.

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?0a0dd832

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 62618

File Name: sl_20121017_java_1_6_0_openjdk_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/18/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-src, 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: 10/17/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/16/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3216, CVE-2012-4416, CVE-2012-5068, CVE-2012-5069, CVE-2012-5071, CVE-2012-5072, CVE-2012-5073, CVE-2012-5075, CVE-2012-5077, CVE-2012-5079, CVE-2012-5081, CVE-2012-5084, CVE-2012-5085, CVE-2012-5086, CVE-2012-5089