Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : java-1.8.0-openjdk (ELSA-2016-1458)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92489


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1458 :

An update for java-1.8.0-openjdk is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The java-1.8.0-openjdk packages provide the OpenJDK 8 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 8 Java Software Development Kit.

Security Fix(es) :

* Multiple flaws were discovered in the Hotspot and Libraries components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to completely bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2016-3606, CVE-2016-3587, CVE-2016-3598, CVE-2016-3610)

* Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the JAXP component in OpenJDK. A specially crafted XML file could cause a Java application using JAXP to consume an excessive amount of CPU and memory when parsed. (CVE-2016-3500, CVE-2016-3508)

* Multiple flaws were found in the CORBA and Hotsport components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-3458, CVE-2016-3550)

Note: If the web browser plug-in provided by the icedtea-web package was installed, the issues exposed via Java applets could have been exploited without user interaction if a user visited a malicious website.


Update the affected java-1.8.0-openjdk packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92489

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1458.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/21

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.6

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-accessibility, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-accessibility-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-demo-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-javadoc-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-src, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-src-debug, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3458, CVE-2016-3500, CVE-2016-3508, CVE-2016-3550, CVE-2016-3587, CVE-2016-3598, CVE-2016-3606, CVE-2016-3610

OSVDB: 141824, 141825, 141826, 141827, 141832, 141833, 141834, 141835

RHSA: 2016:1458