RHEL 6 / 7 : java-1.8.0-openjdk (RHSA-2016:2079)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 94150
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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) :

* It was discovered that the Hotspot component of OpenJDK did not properly check arguments of the System.arraycopy() function in certain cases. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to corrupt virtual machine's memory and completely bypass Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-5582)

* It was discovered that the Hotspot component of OpenJDK did not properly check received Java Debug Wire Protocol (JDWP) packets. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to send debugging commands to a Java program running with debugging enabled if they could make victim's browser send HTTP requests to the JDWP port of the debugged application. (CVE-2016-5573)

* It was discovered that the Libraries component of OpenJDK did not restrict the set of algorithms used for Jar integrity verification.
This flaw could allow an attacker to modify content of the Jar file that used weak signing key or hash algorithm. (CVE-2016-5542)

Note: After this update, MD2 hash algorithm and RSA keys with less than 1024 bits are no longer allowed to be used for Jar integrity verification by default. MD5 hash algorithm is expected to be disabled by default in the future updates. A newly introduced security property jdk.jar.disabledAlgorithms can be used to control the set of disabled algorithms.

* A flaw was found in the way the JMX component of OpenJDK handled classloaders. An untrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. (CVE-2016-5554)

* A flaw was found in the way the Networking component of OpenJDK handled HTTP proxy authentication. A Java application could possibly expose HTTPS server authentication credentials via a plain text network connection to an HTTP proxy if proxy asked for authentication.
(CVE-2016-5597)

Note: After this update, Basic HTTP proxy authentication can no longer be used when tunneling HTTPS connection through an HTTP proxy. Newly introduced system properties jdk.http.auth.proxying.disabledSchemes and jdk.http.auth.tunneling.disabledSchemes can be used to control which authentication schemes can be requested by an HTTP proxy when proxying HTTP and HTTPS connections respectively.

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:2079

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-10165

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5542

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5554

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5573

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5582

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5597

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94150

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2079.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/20/2016

Updated: 10/24/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-accessibility, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-accessibility-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-demo-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-javadoc-debug, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-src, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:java-1.8.0-openjdk-src-debug, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/19/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/25/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10165, CVE-2016-5542, CVE-2016-5554, CVE-2016-5573, CVE-2016-5582, CVE-2016-5597

RHSA: 2016:2079