Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.6.0-openjdk on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65087
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn integer overflow flaw was found in the way the 2D component handled certain sample model instances. A specially crafted sample model instance could cause Java Virtual Machine memory corruption and, possibly, lead to arbitrary code execution with virtual machine privileges. (CVE-2013-0809)
It was discovered that the 2D component did not properly reject certain malformed images. Specially crafted raster parameters could cause Java Virtual Machine memory corruption and, possibly, lead to arbitrary code execution with virtual machine privileges.
Note: If your system has not yet been upgraded to Scientific Linux 6.4 and 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. Thus, this update has been rated as having critical security impact as a one time exception. The icedtea-web package as provided with Scientific Linux 6.4 uses OpenJDK 7 instead.
This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea6 1.11.9. All running instances of OpenJDK Java must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.