Amazon Linux AMI : java-1.6.0-openjdk (ALAS-2016-700)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91048
SynopsisThe remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMultiple 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.
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.
SolutionRun 'yum update java-1.6.0-openjdk' to update your system.