Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.6.0-openjdk on SL5.x, SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 88407


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


An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the JPEG image format decoder in the AWT component in OpenJDK. A specially crafted JPEG image could cause a Java application to crash or, possibly execute arbitrary code.
An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-0483)

An integer signedness issue was found in the font parsing code in the 2D component in OpenJDK. A specially crafted font file could possibly cause the Java Virtual Machine to execute arbitrary code, allowing an untrusted Java application or applet to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-0494)

It was discovered that the JAXP component in OpenJDK did not properly enforce the totalEntitySizeLimit limit. An attacker able to make a Java application process a specially crafted XML file could use this flaw to make the application consume an excessive amount of memory.

Multiple flaws were discovered in the Networking and JMX components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-0402, CVE-2016-0448)

Note: This update also disallows the use of the MD5 hash algorithm in the certification path processing. The use of MD5 can be re-enabled by removing MD5 from the jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms security property defined in the file.

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: 88407

File Name: sl_20160126_java_1_6_0_openjdk_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/27

Modified: 2016/02/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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: 2016/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0402, CVE-2016-0448, CVE-2016-0466, CVE-2016-0483, CVE-2016-0494