Amazon Linux AMI : java-1.6.0-openjdk (ALAS-2016-700)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91048

Synopsis

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

Description

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. (CVE-2016-3427)

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 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.
(CVE-2016-0695)

Solution

Run 'yum update java-1.6.0-openjdk' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-700.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91048

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-700.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/12

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: 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: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:java-1.6.0-openjdk-src, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/11

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2016-700