RHEL 6 : java-1.6.0-openjdk (RHSA-2013:0273)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 64746


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


Updated java-1.6.0-openjdk packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having critical 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 6 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 6 Software Development Kit.

An improper permission check issue was discovered in the JMX component in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-1486)

It was discovered that OpenJDK leaked timing information when decrypting TLS/SSL protocol encrypted records when CBC-mode cipher suites were used. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to retrieve plain text from the encrypted packets by using a TLS/SSL server as a padding oracle. (CVE-2013-0169)

Note: If the web browser plug-in provided by the icedtea-web package was installed, CVE-2013-1486 could have been exploited without user interaction if a user visited a malicious website.

This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea6 1.11.8.
Refer to the NEWS file, linked to in the References, for further information.

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: 64746

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0273.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/21

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.6.0-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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0169, CVE-2013-1486

OSVDB: 89848, 90353

RHSA: 2013:0273