Scientific Linux Security Update : java-1.8.0-openjdk on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90617


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


Security Fix(es) :

- Multiple flaws were discovered in the Serialization and Hotspot components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to completely bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2016-0686, CVE-2016-0687)

- It was discovered that the RMI server implementation in the JMX component in OpenJDK did not restrict which classes can be deserialized when deserializing authentication credentials. A remote, unauthenticated attacker able to connect to a JMX port could possibly use this flaw to trigger deserialization flaws.

- It was discovered that the JAXP component in OpenJDK failed to properly handle Unicode surrogate pairs used as part of the XML attribute values. Specially crafted XML input could cause a Java application to use an excessive amount of memory when parsed. (CVE-2016-3425)

- It was discovered that the GCM (Galois/Counter Mode) implementation in the JCE component in OpenJDK used a non-constant time comparison when comparing GCM authentication tags. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to determine the value of the authentication tag. (CVE-2016-3426)

- It was discovered that the Security component in OpenJDK failed to check the digest algorithm strength when generating DSA signatures. The use of a digest weaker than the key strength could lead to the generation of signatures that were weaker than expected.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90617

File Name: sl_20160420_java_1_8_0_openjdk_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/21

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 9.6

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

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: 2016/04/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0686, CVE-2016-0687, CVE-2016-0695, CVE-2016-3425, CVE-2016-3426, CVE-2016-3427