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VPR Score: 9
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated java-1.8.0-openjdk packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.
Red Hat Product Security 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-1.8.0-openjdk packages provide the OpenJDK 8 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 8 Java Software Development Kit.
Multiple flaws were discovered in the 2D, CORBA, JMX, Libraries and RMI components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2015-4760, CVE-2015-2628, CVE-2015-4731, CVE-2015-2590, CVE-2015-4732, CVE-2015-4733)
A flaw was found in the way the Libraries component of OpenJDK verified Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) responses. An OCSP response with no nextUpdate date specified was incorrectly handled as having unlimited validity, possibly causing a revoked X.509 certificate to be interpreted as valid. (CVE-2015-4748)
It was discovered that the JCE component in OpenJDK failed to use constant time comparisons in multiple cases. An attacker could possibly use these flaws to disclose sensitive information by measuring the time used to perform operations using these non-constant time comparisons. (CVE-2015-2601)
It was discovered that the GCM (Galois Counter Mode) implementation in the Security component of OpenJDK failed to properly perform a null check. This could cause the Java Virtual Machine to crash when an application performed encryption using a block cipher in the GCM mode.
A flaw was found in the RC4 encryption algorithm. When using certain keys for RC4 encryption, an attacker could obtain portions of the plain text from the cipher text without the knowledge of the encryption key. (CVE-2015-2808)
Note: With this update, OpenJDK now disables RC4 TLS/SSL cipher suites by default to address the CVE-2015-2808 issue. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug 1207101, linked to in the References section, for additional details about this change.
A flaw was found in the way the TLS protocol composed the Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to force the use of weak 512 bit export-grade keys during the key exchange, allowing them do decrypt all traffic.
Note: This update forces the TLS/SSL client implementation in OpenJDK to reject DH key sizes below 768 bits, which prevents sessions to be downgraded to export-grade keys. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug 1223211, linked to in the References section, for additional details about this change.
It was discovered that the JNDI component in OpenJDK did not handle DNS resolutions correctly. An attacker able to trigger such DNS errors could cause a Java application using JNDI to consume memory and CPU time, and possibly block further DNS resolution. (CVE-2015-4749)
Multiple information leak flaws were found in the JMX and 2D components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions.
A flaw was found in the way the JSSE component in OpenJDK performed X.509 certificate identity verification when establishing a TLS/SSL connection to a host identified by an IP address. In certain cases, the certificate was accepted as valid if it was issued for a host name to which the IP address resolves rather than for the IP address.
Multiple insecure temporary file use issues were found in the way the Hotspot component in OpenJDK created performance statistics and error log files. A local attacker could possibly make a victim using OpenJDK overwrite arbitrary files using a symlink attack. Note: This issue was originally fixed as CVE-2015-0383, but the fix was regressed in the RHSA-2015:0809 advisory. (CVE-2015-3149)
All users of java-1.8.0-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.
SolutionUpdate the affected java-1.8.0-openjdk packages.