ELSA-2013-0275 -- Oracle java-1.7.0-openjdk
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:1500046||Date: (C)2013-03-20 (M)2017-09-22|
|Class: PATCH||Family: unix|
Updated java-1.7.0-openjdk packages that fix several security issues arenow available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as havingimportant security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System basescores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for eachvulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. These packages provide the OpenJDK 7 Java Runtime Environment and theOpenJDK 7 Software Development Kit.Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the JMX andLibraries components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or appletcould use these flaws to bypass Java sandbox restrictions. An improper permission check issue was discovered in the Librariescomponent in OpenJDK. An untrusted Java application or applet could usethis flaw to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. It was discovered that OpenJDK leaked timing information when decryptingTLS/SSL protocol encrypted records when CBC-mode cipher suites were used.A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to retrieve plain text fromthe encrypted packets by using a TLS/SSL server as a padding oracle.This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea7 2.3.7. Refer tothe NEWS file, linked to in the References, for further information.All users of java-1.7.0-openjdk are advised to upgrade to these updatedpackages, which resolve these issues. All running instances of OpenJDK Javamust be restarted for the update to take effect.