Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : java-1.6.0-openjdk (ELSA-2013-1505)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 70770


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1505 :

Updated java-1.6.0-openjdk packages that fix various security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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.

The java-1.6.0-openjdk packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 6 Java Software Development Kit.

Multiple input checking flaws were found in the 2D component native image parsing code. A specially crafted image file could trigger a Java Virtual Machine memory corruption and, possibly, lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the Java Virtual Machine. (CVE-2013-5782)

The class loader did not properly check the package access for non-public proxy classes. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Java Virtual Machine. (CVE-2013-5830)

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the 2D, CORBA, JNDI, and Libraries components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-5829, CVE-2013-5814, CVE-2013-5817, CVE-2013-5842, CVE-2013-5850)

Multiple input checking flaws were discovered in the JPEG image reading and writing code in the 2D component. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to corrupt the Java Virtual Machine memory and bypass Java sandbox restrictions.

The FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING setting was not properly honored by the javax.xml.transform package transformers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to supply a crafted XML that would be processed without the intended security restrictions. (CVE-2013-5802)

Multiple errors were discovered in the way the JAXP and Security components processes XML inputs. A remote attacker could create a crafted XML that would cause a Java application to use an excessive amount of CPU and memory when processed. (CVE-2013-5825, CVE-2013-4002, CVE-2013-5823)

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the Libraries, Swing, JAX-WS, JGSS, AWT, Beans, and Scripting components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-3829, CVE-2013-5840, CVE-2013-5774, CVE-2013-5783, CVE-2013-5820, CVE-2013-5849, CVE-2013-5790, CVE-2013-5784)

It was discovered that the 2D component image library did not properly check bounds when performing image conversions. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to disclose portions of the Java Virtual Machine memory. (CVE-2013-5778)

Multiple input sanitization flaws were discovered in javadoc. When javadoc documentation was generated from an untrusted Java source code and hosted on a domain not controlled by the code author, these issues could make it easier to perform cross-site scripting attacks.
(CVE-2013-5804, CVE-2013-5797)

Various OpenJDK classes that represent cryptographic keys could leak private key information by including sensitive data in strings returned by toString() methods. These flaws could possibly lead to an unexpected exposure of sensitive key data. (CVE-2013-5780)

The Java Heap Analysis Tool (jhat) failed to properly escape all data added into the HTML pages it generated. Crafted content in the memory of a Java program analyzed using jhat could possibly be used to conduct cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2013-5772)

The Kerberos implementation in OpenJDK did not properly parse KDC responses. A malformed packet could cause a Java application using JGSS to exit. (CVE-2013-5803)

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 java-1.6.0-openjdk packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 70770

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-1505.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/6/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-src, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/5/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/23/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3829, CVE-2013-4002, CVE-2013-5772, CVE-2013-5774, CVE-2013-5778, CVE-2013-5780, CVE-2013-5782, CVE-2013-5783, CVE-2013-5784, CVE-2013-5790, CVE-2013-5797, CVE-2013-5802, CVE-2013-5803, CVE-2013-5804, CVE-2013-5809, CVE-2013-5814, CVE-2013-5817, CVE-2013-5820, CVE-2013-5823, CVE-2013-5825, CVE-2013-5829, CVE-2013-5830, CVE-2013-5840, CVE-2013-5842, CVE-2013-5849, CVE-2013-5850

RHSA: 2013:1505