Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.7.0-openjdk on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20140115)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 71989
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Synopsis

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

Description

An input validation flaw was discovered in the font layout engine in the 2D component. A specially crafted font file could trigger Java Virtual Machine memory corruption when processed. An untrusted Java application or applet could possibly use this flaw to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2013-5907)

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the CORBA, JNDI, and Libraries components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2014-0428, CVE-2014-0422, CVE-2013-5893)

Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the Serviceability, Security, CORBA, JAAS, JAXP, and Networking components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2014-0373, CVE-2013-5878, CVE-2013-5910, CVE-2013-5896, CVE-2013-5884, CVE-2014-0416, CVE-2014-0376, CVE-2014-0368)

It was discovered that the Beans component did not restrict processing of XML external entities. This flaw could cause a Java application using Beans to leak sensitive information, or affect application availability. (CVE-2014-0423)

It was discovered that the JSSE component could leak timing information during the TLS/SSL handshake. This could possibly lead to disclosure of information about the used encryption keys.
(CVE-2014-0411)

Note: The java-1.7.0-openjdk package shipped with Scientific Linux 6.5 via SLBA-2013:1611 replaced 'java7' with 'java' in the provides list.
This update re-adds 'java7' to the provides list to maintain backwards compatibility with releases prior to Scientific Linux 6.5.

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.

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?47c86041

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 71989

File Name: sl_20140115_java_1_7_0_openjdk_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/16/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

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-1.7.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-src, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5878, CVE-2013-5884, CVE-2013-5893, CVE-2013-5896, CVE-2013-5907, CVE-2013-5910, CVE-2014-0368, CVE-2014-0373, CVE-2014-0376, CVE-2014-0411, CVE-2014-0416, CVE-2014-0422, CVE-2014-0423, CVE-2014-0428