RHEL 5 : java-1.7.0-openjdk (RHSA-2013:0752)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 66014


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


Updated java-1.7.0-openjdk packages that fix various security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important 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 7 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 7 Software Development Kit.

Multiple flaws were discovered in the font layout engine in the 2D component. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use these flaws to trigger Java Virtual Machine memory corruption.
(CVE-2013-1569, CVE-2013-2383, CVE-2013-2384)

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the Beans, Libraries, JAXP, and RMI components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-1558, CVE-2013-2422, CVE-2013-2436, CVE-2013-1518, CVE-2013-1557)

The previous default value of the java.rmi.server.useCodebaseOnly property permitted the RMI implementation to automatically load classes from remotely specified locations. An attacker able to connect to an application using RMI could use this flaw to make the application execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-1537)

Note: The fix for CVE-2013-1537 changes the default value of the property to true, restricting class loading to the local CLASSPATH and locations specified in the java.rmi.server.codebase property. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug 952387 for additional details.

The 2D component did not properly process certain images. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use this flaw to trigger Java Virtual Machine memory corruption. (CVE-2013-2420)

It was discovered that the Hotspot component did not properly handle certain intrinsic frames, and did not correctly perform access checks and MethodHandle lookups. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2013-2431, CVE-2013-2421, CVE-2013-2423)

It was discovered that JPEGImageReader and JPEGImageWriter in the ImageIO component did not protect against modification of their state while performing certain native code operations. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use these flaws to trigger Java Virtual Machine memory corruption. (CVE-2013-2429, CVE-2013-2430)

The JDBC driver manager could incorrectly call the toString() method in JDBC drivers, and the ConcurrentHashMap class could incorrectly call the defaultReadObject() method. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-1488, CVE-2013-2426)

The sun.awt.datatransfer.ClassLoaderObjectInputStream class may incorrectly invoke the system class loader. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use this flaw to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-0401)

Flaws were discovered in the Network component's InetAddress serialization, and the 2D component's font handling. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use these flaws to crash the Java Virtual Machine. (CVE-2013-2417, CVE-2013-2419)

The MBeanInstantiator class implementation in the OpenJDK JMX component did not properly check class access before creating new instances. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to create instances of non-public classes. (CVE-2013-2424)

It was discovered that JAX-WS could possibly create temporary files with insecure permissions. A local attacker could use this flaw to access temporary files created by an application using JAX-WS.

This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea7 2.3.9.
Refer to the NEWS file, linked to in the References, for further information.

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: 66014

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0752.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/18/2013

Updated: 5/25/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-2431

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-src, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.9

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/17/2013

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 6/15/2022

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Java Applet Reflection Type Confusion Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0401, CVE-2013-1488, CVE-2013-1518, CVE-2013-1537, CVE-2013-1557, CVE-2013-1558, CVE-2013-1569, CVE-2013-2383, CVE-2013-2384, CVE-2013-2415, CVE-2013-2417, CVE-2013-2419, CVE-2013-2420, CVE-2013-2421, CVE-2013-2422, CVE-2013-2423, CVE-2013-2424, CVE-2013-2426, CVE-2013-2429, CVE-2013-2430, CVE-2013-2431, CVE-2013-2436

BID: 58504, 58507, 59131, 59141, 59153, 59159, 59162, 59165, 59166, 59167, 59170, 59179, 59184, 59187, 59190, 59194, 59206, 59212, 59213, 59219, 59228, 59243

RHSA: 2013:0752