Amazon Linux AMI : java-1.7.0-openjdk (ALAS-2016-643) (SLOTH)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 88655

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

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.
(CVE-2016-0466)

A flaw was found in the way TLS 1.2 could use the MD5 hash function for signing ServerKeyExchange and Client Authentication packets during a TLS handshake. A man-in-the-middle attacker able to force a TLS connection to use the MD5 hash function could use this flaw to conduct collision attacks to impersonate a TLS server or an authenticated TLS client. (CVE-2015-7575)

Multiple flaws were discovered in the Libraries, Networking, and JMX components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2015-4871 , 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 java.security file.

Solution

Run 'yum update java-1.7.0-openjdk' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-643.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 88655

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-643.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/10

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.7.0-openjdk-src, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4871, CVE-2015-7575, CVE-2016-0402, CVE-2016-0448, CVE-2016-0466, CVE-2016-0483, CVE-2016-0494

ALAS: 2016-643

RHSA: 2016:0053