ELSA-2013-0246 -- Oracle java-1.6.0-openjdk
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:1500100||Date: (C)2013-03-20 (M)2017-11-27|
|Class: PATCH||Family: unix|
Updated java-1.6.0-openjdk packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important 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 6 Java Runtime Environment and theOpenJDK 6 Software Development Kit. Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the AWT,CORBA, JMX, and Libraries components in OpenJDK. An untrusted Javaapplication or applet could use these flaws to bypass Java sandboxrestrictions. Multiple flaws were found in the way image parsers in the 2D and AWTcomponents handled image raster parameters. A specially-crafted image could cause Java Virtual Machine memory corruption and, possibly, lead to arbitrary code execution with the virtual machine privileges.A flaw was found in the AWT component's clipboard handling code. Anuntrusted Java application or applet could use this flaw to access clipboard data, bypassing Java sandbox restrictions. The default Java security properties configuration did not restrict access to certain com.sun.xml.internal packages. An untrusted Java application orapplet could use this flaw to access information, bypassing certain Javasandbox restrictions. This update lists the whole package as restricted. Multiple improper permission check issues were discovered in the Libraries,Networking, and JAXP components. An untrusted Java application or applet could use these flaws to bypass certain Java sandbox restrictions. It was discovered that the RMI component's CGIHandler class used user inputs in error messages with out any sanitization. An attacker could use this flaw to perform a cross-site scripting attack. It was discovered that the SSL/TLS implementation in the JSSE componentdid not properly enforce handshake message ordering, allowing an unlimited number of handshake restarts. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make an SSL/TLS server using JSSE consume an excessive amount of CPU bycontinuously restarting the handshake. It was discovered that the JSSE component did not properly validateDiffie-Hellman public keys. An SSL/TLS client could possibly use this flawto perform a small subgroup attack. This erratum also upgrades the OpenJDK package to IcedTea6 1.11.6. Refer to the NEWS file, linked to in the References, for further information. All users of java-1.6.0-openjdk are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues. All running instances of OpenJDK Javamust be restarted for the update to take effect.