Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : java-1.6.0-openjdk (ELSA-2016-1776)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93147
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1776 :
An update for java-1.6.0-openjdk is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 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 Important. 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-1.6.0-openjdk packages provide the OpenJDK 6 Java Runtime Environment and the OpenJDK 6 Java Software Development Kit.
Security Fix(es) :
* An insufficient bytecode verification flaw was discovered in the Hotspot component in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to completely bypass Java sandbox restrictions.
* 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected java-1.6.0-openjdk packages.